Rural Tomah teen sustains head injuries in two-car crash

by JOHN PAUL SCHALLER
Staff Writer
 
A rural Tomah teenager sustained serious head injuries in a two-car crash Saturday evening.
According to the Tomah Police Department, officers were dispatched to the intersection of North Superior Avenue and West McCoy Boulevard shortly after 8 p.m.
When officers arrived they found both vehicles had sustained significant front-end damage in the southbound lanes of North Superior Avenue.
The driver of one vehicle, a 16-year-old rural Tomah girl had to be extricated from the car by emergency personnel.
According to authorities, the girl appeared to have potentially serious head injuries, so the Wisconsin State Patrol Traffic Reconstruction Unit was called to the scene.
The teenage girl and the driver of the second vehicle, a 41-year-old rural Tomah woman, were transported to Tomah Memorial Hospital by the Tomah Area Ambulance Service.
The teenage girl was then transferred to Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse for additional treatment.
There were no passengers in either vehicle and both victims were released from the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries on Sunday.
The intersection remained partially closed for more than three hours Saturday night while the accident reconstruction took place.
The crash remains under investigation by the Tomah Police Department and Wisconsin State Patrol.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Monroe County Communications Center, Tomah Fire Department, Tomah Public Works Department and Wisconsin Department of Transportation assisted at the crash scene.

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