Wisconsin motor vehicle accidents often prompt highway shutdowns

All traffic was forced to come to an abrupt halt on a recent Tuesday on Highway 51 in Wisconsin. The cause of the multiple lane shutdown was a two-car collision. The crash resulted in injury to more than one person. Motor vehicle accidents like this one often have long-lasting consequences.

Preliminary investigations show that icy road conditions may have been a factor in the crash. At the time of this writing, however, it had not yet been fully determined what may have caused a 77-year-old man to veer his car over the yellow line into another lane. The car reportedly collided with another vehicle that was driven at the time by a 40-year-old woman.

The woman's vehicle wound up off the road in a nearby ditch. This devastating situation prompted a massive rescue effort that included at least 25 responders working to extricate the woman from her car. Their rescue efforts proved successful after some time, and she was taken to an area hospital for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The woman's car also carried a passenger when the crash occurred. That person suffered minor injuries but was not transported to any medical facility following the collision. The driver of the other car was also listed in serious condition. Recovering victims in motor vehicle accidents like this one often lead to litigation in the Wisconsin civil justice system. An accident victim can seek restitution this way by filing a personal injury claim against any and all parties deemed negligent in an accident.

Source: nbc15.com, "3 injured in crash near Stoughton Tuesday morning", Accessed on Jan. 16, 2018

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