Many collisions on Wisconsin roads are caused by distracted drivers. Multiple things can cause distractions, including cell phone calls and text messages. Even a moment’s distraction — especially in snowy conditions — can cause a driver to cross over the center line and into the path of other traffic. A cross-over car accident recently claimed the life of a passenger in Fond du Lac County.
In an official accident report, police noted that conditions were snowy and slippery on State 44 when a fatal accident occurred on a recent Saturday at approximately 10 a.m. The report indicates that a 52-year-old man was eastbound in a pickup truck outfitted with a plow when a car going west crossed the center line and landed directly in its path. The collision that followed caused the passenger in the car to be trapped inside the vehicle.
Reportedly, the car’s driver, a 50-year-old Sheboygan woman, was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries of which the severity is unknown. Sadly, her 77-year-old passenger, who was also rushed to a medical facility after she was extricated, succumbed to her injuries later. The pickup truck driver received medical care at the crash scene.
When a Wisconsin family loses a loved one in a car accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, the surviving family members may pursue claims for financial relief. This applies even if the deceased loved one was a passenger in the vehicle of the driver who is deemed responsible. They may utilize the services of an experienced personal injury attorney to assist with the navigation of a civil lawsuit in pursuit of recovery of financial and emotional damages.
Source: fdlreporter, “Markesan woman killed in two-vehicle crash Saturday on State 44“, Ann Goldthwaite, Feb. 4, 2018