Medical problems may be the cause of a multiple-car accident that sent four people to the hospital. The motor vehicle accident occurred in Caledonia on Douglas Avenue at approximately 10:20 a.m. when a GMC pick-up truck struck the back of a Nissan. The pick-up truck then proceeded to crash head-on into a BMW, causing it to side-swipe a garbage truck.
Officials suspect that the driver of the pick-up truck that caused the accident may have been experiencing medical problems, but they have not yet confirmed that fact. In addition to potential medical issues, witnesses have also said that the pick-up truck driver was “traveling very quickly.” While no citations have been issued, the crash is still being investigated, so that may change depending upon the outcome.
Four people were transported to Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary’s to be treated for their injuries. This includes three drivers and one passenger. It is not known how serious the victims’ injuries were or the state of their current conditions.
Car accidents frequently cause major damage to both the vehicles involved in the crash and to the people inside them, resulting in costly repairs and extensive medical expenses. Wisconsin victims may be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering if they have been injured in an accident, especially if the driver who caused the collision was negligent or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A personal injury attorney may be able to help victims recover damages by litigating a suit or working directly with insurance companies to negotiate a settlement.
Source: Caledonia Patch, “Multiple Vehicle Accident Sends 4 To The Hospital,” Heather Asiyanbi, April 19, 2013