By Tim Kowols
A Saturday accident resulting in five injured in the town of Luxemburg is another example of the importance of farm safety. Shortly before 3:30 p.m., Noah Vanenkevort of Michigan, was towing a forage wagon with a tractor when failed to stop at the stop sign on the corner of County Highway H and Northbrook Road, striking a car. The car’s occupants, Adam Leroy, Erica Sampo, Charlotte Fleissig, and a 3-month old child, were transferred to Green Bay hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski says farmers and motorists need to be more careful as the fall harvest ramps up.
Joski says motorists should be aware of the blind spots and varying stopping distances farmers have to deal with while operating their equipment. The tractor driver also suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash and was ticketed.