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A tragic car accident can be overwhelming to deal with alone

People, including young, inexperienced drivers, travel the Wisconsin roadways in many types of vehicles every day. Unfortunately, the inexperience of some teenage drivers can increase their risk of being involved in a crash. Recently, a terrible car accident involving two vehicles resulted in three deaths and seriously injured another.

Initial investigation reports indicate that a 16-year-old male driver may have been speeding and may have also failed to stop at an intersection. Whatever the cause, his vehicle crashed into a 35-year-old female. He sadly died at the scene of the accident, and the female driver was air-lifted to a nearby medical facility with serious injuries. The two teenage passengers in the male’s vehicle initially survived the collision but later died from their injuries.

In order for officials to investigate the scene of the accident, the roads involving the intersection were closed for approximately six hours. A witness reported one of the vehicles catching fire after the accident. As with any tragedy, the three teenager’s deaths deeply impacted their community. A school function was canceled, and the teenager’s school began offering counseling to students affected by the deaths.

Dealing with the aftermath of any tragic car accident can be overwhelming. The surviving female victim may have months of treatment and therapy before she is able to recover. Depending on the extent of her injuries, she may never be able to experience life as she did before the crash. Unfortunately, medical treatment and therapy are very expensive. A Wisconsin personal injury attorney can advise her of her legal rights to seek possible compensation from the estate of the responsible parties and their insurance companies. 

Source: wkow.com, “UPDATE: Authorities identify Monroe crash victims, announce 3rd”, Jennifer Klieseupdate, Feb. 12, 2017

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