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Cause of death in recent Wisconsin car accident unclear

When a person is injured in a car accident, the arrival of emergency personnel on the scene is often the answer to a prayer. However, one man was actually involved in a second car accident while he was being transported to the hospital. The Wisconsin man later died, but officials are unclear about what role the second accident may have played in his death.

Rescue workers were called to the scene of an accident involving a motorcycle and a car one day in mid-May. According to reports, the 48-year-old motorcyclist was traveling on a Wisconsin roadway when a car driven by a 91-year-old man pulled into his path. As a result, the motorcycle struck the rear of the car.

The motorcyclist reportedly suffered a serious brain injury in the accident. However, the ambulance transferring him to the hospital was also involved in a collision. A second ambulance then transported the man to the hospital. Although the man’s condition prior to the second accident was described as very critical, officials are unclear if the second accident contributed to his death.

While officials determine the exact cause of the man’s death, the wife and two daughters of the deceased victim are mourning his death. In addition to grief, families who suffer an unexpected loss are often left facing an uncertain financial future. If it can be proved that this man’s death was caused by negligence on the behalf of other parties, his surviving family members may chose to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Many car accident victims have been able to cope with the financial consequences of their loss as a result of a successful claim.

Source: lakecountrynow.com, “North Prairie man dies after motorcycle/car crash in Mukwonago“, Andrea Tritschler, May 24, 2016

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