Fennimore, WI (May 25, 2023) – On Tuesday afternoon, May 23, several people sustained injuries in a semi-truck accident in Fennimore.
According to Grant County officials, the accident happened around 1 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 18 and Annaton Road. Police confirmed that a 65-year-old dump truck driver was making a left turn at the intersection when a 33-year-old woman from Dodgeville in a Ford Fusion started to slow down. A 67-year-old man behind the woman inside a semi-truck was not paying attention and struck the back of the Ford Fusion as a result.
The semi-truck pushed the Fusion into the side of the dump truck. The semi-truck driver then attempted to swerve but instead slammed into the passenger’s side of the dump truck. A 44-year-old woman in an unidentified vehicle then crashed into the dump truck, leading to extensive damages.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The 33-year-old woman sustained serious injuries and was hospitalized. All of the other drivers were also injured, but none of them were taken to the hospital for treatment.
Emergency crews closed down the intersection for approximately two hours until the scene was cleared. Most of the vehicles had to be towed away from the scene.
Police confirmed that the driver of the semi-truck was cited for inattentive driving.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues. Police will update with more information as it is available.
We offer our warmest thoughts and sympathies to the parties injured as a result of this accident.
Truck Accidents in Wisconsin
Large trucks are responsible for fewer accidents than those involving only passenger vehicles; however, these accidents tend to be more catastrophic in nature. In 2018, it was reported that 73 fatalities in Wisconsin were caused by large trucks, and many of these accidents also led to serious injuries. Truck accidents are very different from many other types of collisions that take place on our roads. Because of this, it is crucial that you have an experienced attorney on your side to help you along the way.
Being hurt in a truck accident can affect your life in many ways. Because truck accidents are complex and heavily defended by insurance companies, you may be feeling helpless and alone after a collision. There are many parties who could be at fault for a truck accident, such as the following:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Cargo loaders
Bringing a truck accident claim can be a complicated matter that leaves you with many questions. This is why you should speak with a compassionate Fennimore truck accident lawyer that you can trust.
If you have been injured in a truck accident that was caused by another party or several parties, you may wonder where you can turn. Our attorneys at Zerbst & Kluck, S.C. are here to assist you in your time of need. We understand that truck accident claims require an investigation and expert witnesses in many cases. On top of this, we know that there are many damages that you may want to receive so that you can move forward financially at this time. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Fennimore at (608) 471-5365 to find out what options you have.
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