A Wisconsin man, 28, suffered serious injuries after being thrown from his vehicle in a head-on crash. He did survive the incident, but he had to be rushed to a medical center for treatment.

The crash happened on Sunday, May 24, right around 7:55 p.m. The man was driving down State 13, heading south. As he did so, though, a 32-year-old man started driving north in the southbound lanes. That led to a head-on crash between the two vehicles.

When they crashed, the car driven by the younger man overturned and he was ejected. Emergency crews rushed to the scene and eventually called in a helicopter to get him life-flighted to the hospital as fast as they could. The 32-year-old man was also injured, though his injuries were said to be minor. That information comes from the local sheriff’s office.

While they did their investigation, the authorities had to close down the road for roughly 2.5 hours. That’s fairly common in cases like this: they need to preserve the scene, gather evidence, interview those who may have witnessed the crash and, of course, get the injured parties the emergency medical treatment needed.

Wrong-way accidents are entirely preventable, but they do keep happening. They’re often very violent and dangerous for all involved, especially the driver who is going the proper direction and never expects to get into a wreck. Those who suffer significant injuries need to know what legal steps they can take, as they may be able to seek compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other costs.