Two car crashes in two days in Anoka resulted in death for one Wisconsin victim. The second accident occurred when the Wisconsin resident attempted to make a U-turn in the middle of the road. She drove directly into the path of an SUV driven by a teenage girl, according to police sources. Although this crash happened in a neighboring state, the same scenario could have easily played out on Wisconsin roads.
The crash killed the Wisconsin driver instantly and sent the SUV driver and a passenger to the hospital with injuries. The accident is under investigation to determine if a wrongful death occurred. The Anoka Police Department, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Department, and the Minnesota State Patrol are involved in the investigation of the crash.
Although the fault of some car accidents appear obvious at first glance, other factors can be involved that change the picture of who is at fault. In this case, until the police finish their investigation, it will be difficult to determine who is actually at fault for the accident.
A personal injury attorney often uses accident reports, witness statements, and other evidence from a crash to find an at-fault party so that the victims can seek compensation for their injuries. In some cases, professional accident investigators may be called in to look over the accident scene, take statements from witnesses, examine physical evidence and medical records, and render an opinion on the true cause of the crash. In these cases, a personal injury attorney may assist the victims in determining how an accident report can best work in their favor when filing a personal injury claim.
Source: ABC Newspapers, “Wisconsin woman dies in Anoka crash,” Peter Bodley, Nov. 28, 2012