Augusta, WI (June 16, 2023) – A motorcycle accident with injuries took place at an intersection in Augusta on the evening of Thursday, June 15.
According to Dodge County officials, the accident happened around 5:25 p.m. at the intersection of County Highway R and County Highway O. Police confirmed that a motorcyclist was traveling south on Highway R when a northbound dump truck attempted to make a left turn into a driveway. This put the dump truck in front of the motorcycle, causing a collision between the two, leading to extensive damages.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The motorcyclist, who has since been identified as a 61-year-old man from Watertown, was seriously injured and rushed to the hospital for treatment. The dump truck driver, who has since been identified as a 52-year-old male, was not hurt but remained at the scene.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for some time following the accident. This led to delays until the scene was cleared.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues. Police will update with new information as it becomes available.
We want to offer our warmest thoughts and prayers to the motorcyclist who has been hurt in this accident.
Motorcycle Accidents in Wisconsin
There are many protections for motorcyclists on our roads in Wisconsin. Though drivers are supposed to be on the lookout for motorcyclists at all times, these accidents still happen in the blink of an eye due to the negligence of others. There was a brief spike in motorcycle accident-related fatalities in Wisconsin in recent years. In 2019, 82 people lost their lives in these accidents and 112 people were killed in 2020 alone. If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident that is not your fault, you should speak with a legal advocate that you can trust.
Facing a motorcycle accident can be a traumatic event that is difficult to recover from. This is due to the fact that motorcycle accidents lead to some of the most life-altering injuries. Some of these injuries include the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Road rash injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Internal organ damage
- Broken bones
These injuries sometimes land victims in the hospital or cause them to miss out on time at work. No matter the circumstances leading up to your accident, you have options. Speaking with an Augusta motorcycle accident lawyer can help you in your dire time of need.
Our skilled and compassionate attorneys at Zerbst & Kluck, S.C. are here to assist you after your life has been affected by a motorcycle accident. We want to represent you during one of the most complicated times in your life and make sure that you are being treated by the insurance company in your claim. Our attorneys will stand by your side as you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages. Please do not hesitate to contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Augusta at (608) 471-5365 for more information on your available options.
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