SPARTA, WI – On Tuesday afternoon, November 17, 2009 about 4:30 pm, a semi truck crashed into a high school football field after colliding with another car, hitting a power pole and crashing through a chain link fence in Sparta, Wisconsin, about 30 miles from La Crosse, WI.
The semi truck accident happened at the Sparta High School football field on the corner of Rusk Avenue and Franklin Street in Sparta.
According to police, the semi truck was travelling southbound on Rusk Ave. when it crashed nearly head-on into a passenger car in the northbound lane. The big rig jumped a curb, then hit the power pole then crashed through the chain link fence that surrounds the track, then came to a stop on the school’s track.
Police say the driver of the big rig, George Hackler, 59 years old from Knoxville, Tennessee lost control because of a medical condition. The driver of the passenger car, Steven Tessman, 49 years old from West Salem, WI was injured in the accident with the 18 wheeler.
Both Hackler and Tessman were taken to a local hospital. Tessman was treated and released. Hackler received treatment for his medical condition.
Below is a Google street view of the scene of the accident on Rusk Ave. You can click and drag the mouse button and pan around where you can clearly see the football field, the running track and the bleachers.
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