Minor Injuries as Rain Causes Truck to Hydroplane and Crash

Friday morning’s heavy rain contributed to a single-vehicle accident on Patch Grove Hill in Grant County. 48 year old Vernon Richardson of Madison was driving a box truck down Patch Grove Hill in the heavy rain when the truck began to hydroplane and slid into the north ditch. The truck rolled onto the driver’s side in the ditch and then it continued to slide down the Patch Grove hill in the west bound lane. The truck slid into the north ditch, where the truck rolled back onto its wheels. The truck came to rest and both occupants were able to climb out of the truck. Richardson and a passenger, 34 year old Teresa Richardson were transported to Gunderson hospital in Prairie Du Chien with minor injures. No charges were filed and both occupants were wearing seat belts.