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Dump Truck Accident Injures Michael Bodnar in Mt. Horeb, WI

Mt. Horeb, WI — A bicyclist was hospitalized following an accident with a dump truck in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, June 9, 2105. The accident took place near the intersection of Britt Valley Road and County Road JG.

Michael Bodnar was one of more than a hundred bicyclists participating in Pedal Across Wisconsin. As he was riding, a dump truck attempted to pass him, but came back into his lane too soon and clipped the front of his bike. Bodnar sustained serious injuries and was taken to UW Hospital by medical helicopter.

Other bicyclists said that the same dump truck almost ran them off the road earlier that day. The dump truck was being driven by 70-year-old Richard Skindrud. Skindrud is a former state lawmaker. Police cited him for unsafe passing.

The accident is still being investigated.

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Scene of the Accident

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Dump trucks and other commercial vehicles are capable of causing huge amounts of damage with just a single mistake, and no one should no that better than those who drive them. Unfortunately, you still see your fair share of accidents like this. Every time I see an accident like this, I have to wonder if the driver has the proper training, and if his company is doing an adequate job stressing safety. If the answer to either of those questions is know, then big changes need to be made. Filing a claim against an at-fault driver following a crash like this can help put the company under a microscope. That way, if changes need to be made, they can be. If this was just an unfortunate mistake, then that same claim can help make sure that a victim’s needs are seen to following the accident. In any case, something needs to happen here, because accidents like this one are completely preventable.

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