Two injured in semi-truck accident on U.S. 12 in Whitewater

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Staff | April 15, 2014

WHITEWATER--Two Milwaukee men were seriously injured in an accident between a semi-truck and a truck at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and Walworth Avenue in the city of Whitewater early Monday afternoon, according to a release from the Walworth County Sheriff's Office.

The accident shut down the road for about three hours. 

Initial investigations by Walworth County Sheriff's deputies responding to the scene at 12:32 p.m. April 14 revealed a semi-truck with trailer allegedly failed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic while attempting a left-hand turn. Both vehicles had a green light to proceed straight through the intersection, the release noted. 

Mouh Seguir Hammoutene, 43, of San Antonio, Texas, was driving a 2012 Freightliner semi-truck with Great Dane trailer. He was traveling eastbound on U.S. 12, and made a left turn at the intersection of Walworth Ave.

The other driver, identified as Kenneth Paul, 52, of Milwaukee, was driving a 1998 Ford Econoline E-350 Truck westbound on U.S. 12 prior to the crash. The passenger in this vehicle is identified as David D. Williams, 33, also of Milwaukee.

Hammoutene sustained no apparent injuries and was not transported from the scene. Paul sustained serious chest injuries and was taken by ground ambulance to an area hospital. Williams sustained severe lower leg injuries as well as chest injuries.  He was also taken by ground ambulance to an area hospital.  Their conditions are not known at this time.

Hammoutene was cited at the scene for failure to yield while making a left turn.

The Walworth County Sheriff's Crash Investigation Unit and Truck Inspector were summoned.  Additionally, members of the city of Whitewater Police Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol and Whitewater Fire and Rescue members assisted.

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