Wisconsin State Patrol officials said that a late-night crash involving a semi-tractor-trailer truck, and a passenger vehicle on Interstate 90/94 left four people injured, including two children. However, none of the people who were hurt sustained serious injury.
The accident happened a few miles from Wisconsin Dells. State Patrol officials said the accident occurred around 11:35 p.m. on Oct. 31 in the westbound lanes of the interstate at mile marker 85.5 in Juneau County. According to reports, the accident involved a semi-trailer truck driven by a 50-year-old man from Hammond, Ind., and an SUV driven by a 35-year-old man from Tomah. The SUV had three passengers who were also from Tomah. They were a 35-year-old woman and two boys aged 7 and 5.
State Patrol officials said the SUV was traveling westbound in the right lane, but it drifted into the left lane and struck the guardrail on the median. The impact caused the SUV to spin around. It then traveled back to the right lane of the interstate where it struck the semi-tractor truck. All four occupants of the SUV sustained injuries in the collision. However, the truck driver was not hurt.
A distracted or negligent driver can cause serious injuries to other people. That can mean bills for medical expenses to obtain the care necessary to recover. At the same time, they might need to pay for expensive repairs to their vehicle or replace it. Individuals might be entitled to compensation for the damages from an accident caused by another party. A personal injury lawyer could investigate a case to determine all the responsible parties in a vehicle crash. A lawyer could pursue a claim for compensation through litigation if negotiating a settlement with an insurance company was not successful.
Source: La Crosse Tribune, “4 from Tomah hurt in Wisconsin Dells crash“, November 02, 2013