A Forestville woman was injured while crossing the intersection at County C and Wisconsin 57 at 1:10 p.m. Oct. 26 in the town of Brussels.
Sharon Engebose, 70, was traveling south on County C and had stopped at the stop sign with Wisconsin 57 then proceeded across the westbound lanes and stopped at the median, according to a Door County Sheriff’s Department accident report.
Robert J. Borchert, 60, Sturgeon Bay, was traveling east on Wisconsin 57, approaching the intersection, but Engebose did not see his car and continued into the eastbound lane where the vehicles collided.
Engebose was listed as injured but did not require medical transport. She was cited for failing to yield the right of way. Her Buick was severely damaged.
The car Borchert was driving, a Mercury owned by Madonna J. Starr, Sturgeon Bay, was also severely damaged and had to be towed.
The intersection at County C and Wisconsin 57 has had dozens of crashes since the four-lane highway opened in 2009 and is slated for a J-turn to be installed in 2015, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced recently.
The J-turn will force traffic entering from C to turn right onto 57, instead of crossing the highway, then go one-quarter to one-half mile on the state road and make a U-turn (or J-turn) in a lane built into the median.
In almost all of the more than two-dozen crashes in the past, motorists crossed one set of lanes and collided with a vehicle in the second set of lanes. DOT officials said motorists on County C don’t have a clear view of the state road because of curves on either side of the crossing.