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Wrong-way semi realizes mistake, attempts u-turn that makes things worse


A semi truck got stuck facing the wrong direction on a highway in Wisconsin on Tuesday evening, causing traffic woes for evening travelers. 

The incident happened on February 2nd in Port Washington, Wisconsin at around 5:13 p.m.

According to the Ozaukee County News Graphic, deputies were called to the scene after a semi truck headed southbound from Highway H onto the northbound Interstate 43 off-ramp. The driver soon realized their mistake and attempted a u-turn, but was struck by an oncoming pickup. The force of the collision disabled the pickup and the semi truck and blocked both northbound lanes of I-43.  

The truck driver was not hurt in the incident, but the pickup driver did sustain some non life threatening injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital. Northbound traffic was diverted for nearly two hours while crews worked to remove the disabled vehicles from the scene. 

The truck driver was issued citations for reckless driving and operating the wrong way on a highway. They were also charged with felony second degree recklessly endangering safety. 


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