Even the safest drivers face the risk of becoming involved in an accident due to the actions of others on the roadways. Unfortunately, officials in Wisconsin continue to investigate a recent car accident that resulted in the loss of a life. In addition to the fatality, four others suffered injuries.
Rescue workers were notified of the accident just before 4 p.m. one afternoon in mid-April. According to reports, two of the vehicles involved were southbound on a Wisconsin highway. One of the vehicles allegedly struck the other in the rear, forcing the struck vehicle to cross the dividing line and collide with an oncoming vehicle.
Unfortunately, one of the occupants of the vehicle that crossed into oncoming traffic, a 22-year-old female, died as a result of the collision. Police have delayed releasing her identity until her family can be notified. Reports indicate that at least four other people required treatment at the hospital, but the extent of their injuries is unclear. The accident resulted in the closure of the highway for over three hours.
Unfortunately, the family of the deceased woman will have to cope with life without their loved one — as well as the financial consequences of their loss — while the injured victims may be forced to manage medical bills and lost wages. For victims, there may be legal recourse available through the civil court. Many car accident victims in Wisconsin — including the family members of a deceased victim — find financial relief in a civil court if they can establish liability by appropriate proof of negligence.
Source: postcrescent.com, “1 dead in 3-vehicle crash on State 76“, Nathaniel Shuda and Noell Dickmann, April 13, 2016