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ALTO, WI – Two people were seriously injured when a pickup truck became wedged under a semi truck after a crash in Alto, WI on Sunday, October 30, 2011.

Two people were seriously injured and trapped in a pickup truck that became wedged under a semi truck milk tanker after a crash in Alto, WI on Sunday, October 30, 2011. Photo credit: Doug Raflik

Alto is located in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin in the south-central part of the state.

The accident occurred around 3:50 p.m. on Sunday. The 18 wheeler was an empty milk tanker that was traveling eastbound on County Road AS when it made a a left turn onto Highway 49 into the path of an oncoming pickup truck.

Map showing location of serious injury semi truck accident in Alto, WI at the intersection of Highway 49 and County Road AS.

The accident trapped the pickup truck driver and a child occupant under the tractor-trailer and both were seriously injured in the accident. Both had to be extricated by rescue workers using the jaws of life.

The pickup became wedged under the tanker trailer, trapping the occupants inside. The force of the collision sheared the roof off the pickup truck.

The big rig driver was uninjured in the incident, but the two occupants of the pickup truck had to be airlifted by separate helicopters to hospitals in Milwaukee.

One of the patients was first transported by ground ambulance to a nearby hospital in Waupun, but was transported from there to a hospital in Milwaukee by a Flight for Life helicopter.

Highway 49 was closed to traffic at Amity Rd to the north of the scene of the accident.

Among the responders to the accident were the Fire Departments from the towns of Alto, Waupun and Brandon plus the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department.

Fortunately the tanker’s fuel tank remained intact and there was no fire and no burn injuries in this accident.

Truck Accident LawyerNews is a truck accident and personal injury blog that publishes up to date truck accident and truck legal news from across the United States. Illinois and Wisconsin, due to their high population and vast highway systems, have a high incident of truck accidents and vehicle collisions resulting in severe personal injuries, burn injuries and even death. Many Illinois cities lie within driving distance of Alto on the same roads traveled by semi trucks. Rockford, IL is about 124 miles southwest, Waukegan is 125 miles southeast, Elgin is 159 miles southeast and Palatine is 138 miles southeast.

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