Fond du Lac, WI — A truck driver in the Fond du Lac area got into an accident along Highway 23 several miles east of Fond du Lac and injured five people. This accident happened on Wednesday, July 15, and the injured were identified as Lisa Head, Mary Head, 72, Gerald Head, 74, Daniel Jury, 57, and Christine Jury, 65.
All five people were hurt after their cars were hit by Randy Miles’ semi-truck, who apparently lost control while driving and veered into the opposite lanes of traffic.
This happened at about 11:00 a.m. on Highway 23, about 5 miles east of town. The Jurys and the Heads were driving east in separate cars that morning while Miles was driving west in his semi-truck.
For unknown reasons, Miles lost control of his truck and swerved into oncoming traffic, where he crashed into the Jury’s car first, then the Head’s car. The impact sent the Head’s car off the road and into a nearby ditch, where it overturned multiple times.
Gerald Head, a passenger in that car, was ejected and seriously injured while Lisa and Mary Head were trapped inside. Paramedics were called and transported all five to the hospital, with Gerald Head being the most seriously hurt.
The truck driver, Randy Miles, wasn’t injured at all. The cause of this accident is still being investigated.
Map of the Accident
View from the Road
I’d really like to know who this truck driver worked for because I think they’re going to have to answer for their driver here — and a few other things. While doing some research into this accident, I located some records that I think belong to this truck driver. Before I share this information, I want to be clear that it’s possible I found records for someone from the same town with the same name, age, etc, though these records appear to match this driver.
It looks like this truck driver has a pretty extensive criminal record with the State of Wisconsin and with the State of California, dating back through the past 20 years or so. Now, I don’t want to get into specifics here, but let’s just say that if I were running a trucking company, this is literally the last person I’d hire.
Was this driver even qualified to be behind the wheel of a commercial truck? Who hired him? Did they check his background?
There are a lot of unanswered questions here and I don’t see the news or the police addressing any of them, except maybe why the trucker lost control in the first place. That’s important information, don’t get me wrong, but what I found here might point to something bigger and shed a little more light on what was going on behind the scenes.
— Grossman Law Offices