Wisconsin Rapids, WI (May 16, 2023) – Around 11:21 a.m. on the morning of Monday, May 15, a head-on collision took place in Wisconsin Rapids that injured two people.
According to Wood County officials, the accident happened at 6100 County Road Z. Police confirmed that a vehicle was headed northbound when it suddenly crossed into the other lane of traffic going around a curve in the road. This caused it to enter the path of a southbound vehicle, causing them to collide head-on with one another.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Both of the involved drivers were injured in the accident. One of them was transported to the hospital by medical helicopter, and the other was taken by ground ambulance. One of the victims, identified as a 64-year-old woman from Wisconsin Rapids, was listed in critical condition. The other party, identified as an 80-year-old man from Wisconsin Rapids, has since been listed in serious condition.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for a period of time. This led to delays until the scene was cleared.
No further details have been released, but the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our warmest sympathies to the parties injured in this accident with hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Wisconsin
Car accidents have been increasing on our roads in Wisconsin, with some leading to severe injuries and even taking the lives of others. Head-on crashes are known for being some of the most catastrophic and life-altering accidents in the state of Wisconsin and throughout the rest of the U.S. In just one recent year’s time, approximately 2% of car accidents were deemed head-on collisions. Out of these accidents, about 10% led to fatalities in that same year. If you have been hurt in a head-on collision caused by another party, you should speak with a dedicated attorney that you can trust.
Being hurt in a car accident can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. Immediately after a car accident, you should seek medical attention for your injuries. After you have done this, you may be concerned about how you will afford to pay the many bills that pile up against you. Luckily, you have options during these difficult times. Speaking with a Wisconsin Rapids car accident attorney can help you get back on your feet and answer any questions that you have moving forward.
Every situation is different after a car accident. Because of this and your unique circumstances, you should speak with our attorneys at Zerbst & Kluck, S.C., as soon as possible. Having an attorney on your side means that you have the legal help and resources that you deserve during one of the most complex times in your life. Our attorneys are prepared to help you seek compensation for a wide array of aspects. These include the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitation costs
Please contact a car accident attorney in Wisconsin Rapids at (608) 471-5365 to find out what options you have at this time.
Note: When writing this accident news article, our writers utilized secondary sources, including local news sources, local and state police incident reports, social media platforms, and, occasionally, eyewitness reports. Our firm has not independently verified any of the facts pertaining to this accident. If you locate any information in this post that is inaccurate, please contact Zerbst & Kluck, S.C. right away. The article will be updated with the correct information immediately. If requested, we will take down this post.
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