One person has been killed and another individual has been injured in a head-on collision caused by a big rig operator that crossed over the median on a Wisconsin Highway. The Wisconsin semi-truck accident occurred in just before eight in the morning on Highway 14 near the town of Spring Creek. The Wisconsin semi accident occurred in Sauk County.
Saul County Sheriff Chip Meister reported to the public and press on the Wisconsin semi-truck accident. He advised that a semi was traveling westbound on Highway 14. The commercial truck crossed over the center line and collided with a Toyota RAV4 head-on. The impact forced both vehicles into a ditch. Meister reported that both vehicles sustained extensive damages.
The Sheriff went on to advise that the driver of the SUV died from injuries at the scene of the accident. The semi driver suffered what have been described as minor injuries. He was taken to a local hospital. It is now known presently whether the big rig operator has been released from the hospital as of this time. The names of the individuals involved in the accident have not been released, pending notification of their families.
Highway 14 was closed down around the scene of the accident for about four hours. This permitted officials the opportunity to cleanup after the wreck. In addition, an investigation into the cause of the accident commenced during that time period. A number of agencies are involved in the investigation of the Wisconsin semi-truck accident and in otherwise assisting at the scene of the deadly collision:
Wisconsin State Patrol
Spring Green Police Department
Spring Green Fire
Spring Green EMS
Lone Rock Fire
Sauk County Highway Department
While no information has yet been released as of this time, these types of accidents tend to arise from specific and frequently occurring causes. Semi-truck accidents that involve a big rig crossing the median oftentimes are caused by:
Semi driver distraction
Semi driver impairment
Semi driver intoxication
Semi-truck driver fatigue
Inadequate training of big-rig operator
Combination of factors
In addition to a majority of Wisconsin semi-truck accidents such as this one ending in a fatality or fatalities, the most common types of nonfatal injuries associated with these types of collisions are:
Traumatic brain injury
Other internal injuries
Spinal cord injury
Soft tissue injury
Mental anguish and emotional distress
On a related note, a semi-truck accident lawyer typically seeks compensation on behalf of victims for injuries, damages, and losses that include:
Medical bills and expenses
Pain and suffering
Temporary, ongoing, or permanent disability
Mental anguish and emotional distress
Property damage or loss
Other injuries or losses unique to a particular case
If you have been injured in an accident with a commercial truck, or if you have lost a family member in a fatal semi wreck, a Doan Law Firm semi-truck accident lawyer is here for you. You can reach a semi-truck accident attorney at our firm any time of the day or night by calling us at (800) 349-0000.
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