Appleton, WI (June 14, 2023) – A scooter accident led to injuries at an intersection in Appleton on the afternoon of Monday, June 12.
According to Outagamie County officials, the accident happened around 12 p.m. at the intersection of Brewster Street and Richmond Street. Police confirmed that a rider was on a scooter traveling in the area when they were suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle due to reasons that are not entirely known. It is believed that the driver of the vehicle stopped and remained at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The scooter rider, who has not yet been formally identified, was injured as a result of the accident. The party was sent to the hospital by ambulance, though their condition is not yet known.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for some time after the accident. There were delays in the area until police cleared the scene.
No further details have been released, but the investigation into the collision remains ongoing.
Our thoughts go out to the party who was hurt in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery.
Scooter Accidents in Wisconsin
Scooter accidents are not common on our roads in Wisconsin. However, when they do occur, they tend to lead to some of the most catastrophic damages and injuries. This is due to the fact that scooterists have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Out of every 1 million scooter trips in the U.S., approximately 115 people were injured in accidents. Especially when a vehicle of any size is involved in an accident with a scooter, injuries or fatalities are almost sure to result. If you have sustained harm in a scooter-related collision, speaking with an attorney is in your best interests.
Because scooter accidents tend to lead to some of the most extensive damages, many laws have been enacted to protect these vulnerable victims in many ways. Many serious injuries stem from scooter accidents that can signal a long road to recovery for riders. These include some of the following:
- Road rash
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Internal organ injuries
These injuries can affect your life in many ways, causing you to miss out on time at work and your favorite daily activities. Speaking with an Appleton personal injury lawyer is crucial if you want to get back on your feet after a life-altering accident.
Our attorneys at Zerbst & Kluck, S.C. are here to help you after you have been hurt in a scooter accident in Wisconsin. Proving liability in a scooter accident can be incredibly tricky. However, with an attorney on your side who has proven negligence in the past, you can move forward knowing that your rights are being protected. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages. Please contact a scooter accident attorney in Appleton at (608) 471-5365 to find out what we can do for you in your dire time of need.
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