Anyone who has driven on Wisconsin interstates is likely familiar of the effect construction has on traffic. Fortunately, signs typically provide warnings to drivers about upcoming construction sites. However, one car accident reportedly occurred after the driver of a commercial truck failed to respond appropriately to slowing traffic.
The collision occurred one afternoon in mid-April. Reports indicate that a 72-year-old man slowed as a result of road construction. Unfortunately, a commercial truck driven by a 24-year-old man was unable to stop in time, striking the older man’s vehicle. That car then struck two other vehicles as a result of the impact.
The driver of the first car was transported to the hospital where he remains in fair condition. A 69-year-old passenger in his vehicle was transported for care by helicopter, and she was treated and has since been released. Two others, a 47-year-old male and 66-year-old female, were also treated. Although the driver of the commercial vehicle was reportedly taken to the hospital, there is no record of him as a patient. It is unclear at this time if criminal charges are expected, but the accident, which caused a road closure for several hours, is still being investigated.
Many people injured in a car accident that requires hospitalization are often surprised when they receive their medical bills. Even a minor treatment at a hospital can result in a large bill, and a hospitalization is often more than some victims can afford. Additionally, such victims may also have to cope with lost wages as they recover. For people who have been injured due to the negligent actions of another driver, a personal injury claim may be appropriate. A successfully presented case could result in an award of damages in accordance with Wisconsin laws.
Source: fdlreporter.com, “Fond du Lac man in fair condition after 4-vehicle crash“, Sharon Roznik, April 16, 2015