Brandon Man Injured In Early Morning Accident

A Brandon man was seriously injured as a result of a vehicle crash early Wednesday morning.

On Wednesday July 13, 2022 at 4:44 a.m. the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 49 at Whooley Rd. in the Town of Alto. The driver of the vehicle was able to call for assistance and was complaining of a lower body injury.

Upon arrival, deputies found that the vehicle had been southbound on Hwy 49, crossed the centerline, and entered the ditch on the east side of the road. The vehicle struck a culvert and vaulted over a driveway, coming to rest on its tires. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as a 22-year old Brandon man. He was not wearing his seatbelt. The driver was treated by Lifestar Ambulance and flighted by Flight for Life helicopter to a trauma center. His injuries are severe but are not considered to be life-threatening. The major contributing factor that caused the crash is driver fatigue.   

Traffic on Hwy 49 was limited to a single lane for the duration of the incident and was closed for a short period of time while Flight for Life was on the ground. Also assisting on the scene were Waupun Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, and Alto Fire Department.

The vehicle sustained a fair amount of damage and needed to be towed from the scene.