Wisconsin roadways are often dangerous places, even at 1:30 a.m. and the wee hours that follow. While it is logical to assume that traffic would not be so heavy at such times, it does not mean that motorists are guaranteed to arrive safely to their destinations, especially if a driver is reckless. Motor vehicle accidents often occur when vehicle operators travel at excessive speeds, drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or become distracted at the wheel.
Speed appears to have been the most significant factor in a recent one-car collision that had fatal results. Two men, both age 54, were traveling together when the crash occurred. Police who responded to the scene say the driver was likely speeding moments before his car careened off the road.
The vehicle crashed into a tree stump. The driver’s injuries were serious, and he was flown to a trauma center equipped to handle the situation. Officials say the passenger was wearing proper seat restraint when the collision occurred. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The man who died was from New Jersey, and the driver of the vehicle was from Illinois.
Oconto County authorities say it was the second fatal crash in the area this year. Wisconsin state patrol officers are continuing their investigation of the incident. Motor vehicle accidents often devastate more than those directly involved. When a crash proves fatal, immediate family members of the victim may seek legal accountability against any party or parties deemed responsible for their loss.
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