Bradford, WI (June 22, 2023) – Around 2:30 p.m. on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 21, a teen was killed in a fatal truck accident involving a dirt bike in Bradford.
According to Rock County officials, the accident happened on South Carvers Rock Road at the entrance to the Carver-Roehl County Park. Police confirmed that a semi-truck was traveling in the area and pulling a flatbed trailer behind it when it was involved in an accident with a dirt bike rider. The truck was exiting the park at the time. The dirt bike sustained severe damage as a result of the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the dirt bike, identified as a 16-year-old teen boy, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene despite numerous attempts to save his life. The driver of the truck, identified as a 74-year-old man from Janesville, was not hurt in the accident but remained at the scene.
A large portion of the road was blocked in the area of the accident. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
No further details have been released, but the investigation into the collision continues.
We want to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this accident.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Wisconsin
Tractor-trailers are some of the largest modes of transportation on our roads. These trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, making them capable of causing some of the most catastrophic damage on our roads. On top of this, many individuals are seriously injured or even die in fatal truck accidents every year in Wisconsin and beyond. In 2018, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 73 people were killed in fatal truck accidents within the state. If you have lost somebody you love in a truck collision, speaking with an attorney is in your best interests.
The aftermath of any fatal collision can be incredibly life-altering. As you and your family are grieving the immense loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. There are many parties who could be to blame for a truck accident, which makes these claims incredibly complex in nature. These include some of the following:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies who hire the drivers
- Manufacturers of truck parts
- Cargo loaders
You have options after a fatal truck accident. Speaking with a Bradford truck accident attorney can help you get back on your feet during these difficult times.
The loss of a loved one can affect your life in many ways, both emotionally and financially. Because of this, our attorneys at Zerbst & Kluck, S.C. are here to assist you as you move forward with a wrongful death claim. You may wonder how you will keep up with many bills during these challenging times, which is why we are dedicated to helping you work toward the compensation that you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Bradford at (608) 471-5365 to find out what we can do for you at this time.
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