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Near Misses
Incidents that could have resulted in a fatality, but did not.


07/05/2007

Five people were injured when the car they were passengers in plunged 70 feet into a Springfield, WI quarry. The driver was killed in the accident.

The group was leaving the quarry about 10:30 p.m. after watching a fireworks display, Dane County deputies said. The car fell into the quarry and landed on its roof, they said.

Investigators say it's possible that the driver was mistaken about his location on the property, which is not lighted, and inadvertently drove down a road leading to the edge of the quarry, according to Dane County sheriff's spokeswoman Elise Schaffer.

All five passengers, aged 20-22, were taken to University Hospital in Madison, where one is listed in critical condition.

(Source: The Capital Times and TMJ in Milwaukee)