Saturday, May 4, 2013
Waukesha police investigating car accident after woman hits tree on East Main Street on Saturday.
A 30-year-old Waukesha woman and her two children are facing life-threatening injuries after the woman's vehicle crashed into a tree at 726 E. Main St. at 10:26 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release from Sgt. Jerry Habanek. Flight For Life transported one child to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin by helicopter. The other child was transported to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin by ambulance and the mother was sent to Froedtert Hospital via ambulance. The Waukesha Fire Department provided medical treatment at the scene, according to Habanek. A Waukesha police accident reconstruction specialist and detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division were called in to investigate the crash scene. The investigation is ongoing. Follow us…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
A Waukesha man, 35, who had his license revoked for a drunk driving conviction is charged in an accident that killed Leonard Miller.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012
A Waukesha man is accused of driving without a license after a Tuesday accident in the Town of Genesee that killed a Muskego man. The Muskego man, Leonard Miller, died at a nearby hospital Wednesday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ernesto E. Lazo Villamil, 35, of Waukesha, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of operating a motor vehicle without a license and causing great bodily harm. If convicted, he faces up to 1 1/2 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 5:57 a.m. Tuesday, Waukesha County sheriff's deputies were called to Highway 59 near Hillside Road for an accident. Deputies found five cars involved in the crash, with Miller slumped over the …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Flight For Life transported woman to Froedtert Hospital after she was struck by a vehicle Saturday night.
A 28-year-old woman was sent to Froedtert Hospital via Flight For Life after she was hit by a truck Saturday night. The pedestrian vs. vehicle occurred at 8 p.m. at the intersection of Hine and Summit avenues. The accident is still under review and the 17-year-old male driver has not yet been cited. "The driver did not yield to a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk," said Capt. Ron Oremus in an email to Patch. "A possible contributing factor was the female was wearing dark clothing."
Monday, May 21, 2012
There is currently a need for O-negative and AB-negative blood, which is used to immediately treat trauma patients while in transit to a hospital via Flight For Life.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Limited details available as emergency crews block off country road.
A Mukwonago man, who was not wearing a helmet, received serious injuries in a motorcycle accident Wednesday night, according to WTMJ. Slick road conditions appeared to cause the accident, according to Fox 6. Emergency crews were blocking of country roads near Sunset Drive and Green Lane Wednesday evening as Flight For Life was called to the area for an incident. A Patch reader emailed a news tip saying there was an accident near the area. Limited information is available at this time but Patch has contacted the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department for more details. The road block is just west of Meadowbrook Road on Sunset Drive.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Three people hospitalized following two-car accident at East Broadway and Highway 59.
A person was transported to Froedtert Hospital via Flight For Life after being involved in a two-car accident at Highway 59 and East Broadway, according to Waukesha Fire Department Battalion Chief Joe Vitale. The possible injuries to the person were to the facial, head, internal and femur, according to Vitale. The patient was an 18-year-old girl, according to a news release from Sgt. Jerry Habanek. Two other patients were transported by ambulance to Waukesha Memorial Hospital. The accident, which occurred at 8:27 p.m. Tuesday, is under investigation, according to Habanek.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Emergency medical service based at Waukesha County Airport receives $10,000 award.
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Thursday, October 20, 2011
Flight For Life Transport System, which is based at the Waukesha County Airport, won the 2011 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award, according to a news release from American Eurocopter. As part of the award, American Eurocopter presented the program with a check for $10,000 to continue its efforts toward safety, both within the organization and with its customers. During the AMTC Community Awards Banquet, Treg Manning, American Eurocopter’s Vice President of Sales, presented the award and the check to representatives from the Flight For Life team who were in attendance. “Flight For Life is a well- respected, CAMTS-accredited flight program that has provided more than 28 years of service with over 30,000 patient transports,” said Manning in a …
Friday, July 22, 2011
There is no such thing as a dull moment when you're operating an air ambulance service.
Flight is always an uncertainty. In a three-day training exercise last week, Flight for Life's newest, largest and most modern helicopter was grounded by technical problems for the first two. The training went on, though, using the air ambulance service's oldest aircraft, dating back to 1985. It's still a perfectly serviceable craft, but a bit too cramped to carry any extra baggage, such as two Patch reporters. The plan was to ride along as Flight for Life demonstrated for the Waukesha Fire Department how to prepare an emergency landing zone for the arrival of a helicopter at an accident scene, how to safely approach the still-running aircraft on the ground, and finally how to help load a critically injured patient. This process is nowhere…
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Accident victim with life threatening injuries survived after resuscitative efforts and helicopter transport to Froedtert Hospital.
A 21-year-old man with life threatening injuries had just been involved in a severe accident. Hearing the description at the scene, Battalion Chief Joe Vitale immediately put Flight for Life on standby as the Waukesha Fire Department, Waukesha Police Department and Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department responded to the busy intersection, according to a news release from Flight for Life. The fire department arrived at the scene and discovered three people were injured. Flight for Life was launched to the intersection. The patient with life threatening injuries was unresponsive, so medical personnel began resuscitative efforts at the scene before the patient was placed in the helicopter and transported to Froedtert Hospital. “In nothing short…
Monday, July 11, 2011
Air medical transport service hasn't had an accident in its 27 years.
There is a practice at St. Jude the Apostle School in Wauwatosa, which is near the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. Whenever anyone hears the distinctive sound of a low-flying, twin-turbine helicopter approaching, lessons stop, and students and faculty alike bow their heads and pray. Their prayers go to the person being carried by a Flight for Life aircraft to Froedtert or Children's hospitals, because they know that anyone on such a flight is critically ill or injured. But they also give a thought to the air and medical crew onboard. For 27 years, Flight for Life has been providing emergency medical transport services to the Medical Center and other regional hospitals. The service will likely mark a milestone this month: It is within a …