Caledonia, WI (July 28, 2023) – A motorcycle accident with injuries took place on a roadway in Caledonia on the afternoon of Thursday, July 27.
According to Caledonia Police, the accident happened around 1 p.m. on Douglas Avenue around the area of Highway 31. Police confirmed that a northbound passenger vehicle was trying to make a left turn in the area. This put them directly in the path of two motorcyclists who were traveling in the area. The motorcyclists were unable to stop in time, causing a collision between the three vehicles.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Both the motorcyclists, who have not yet been formally identified, sustained serious and life-threatening injuries. They were taken to the hospital for treatment, one of which was transported by medical helicopter. The driver of the passenger vehicle sustained minor injuries in the accident.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time. This led to delays until the scene was cleared.
Police with the Wisconsin State Patrol and Caledonia Police Department continue their investigation into the circumstances of the accident at this time.
We offer our warmest thoughts and sympathies to the motorcyclists injured in this accident with hopes of a full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Wisconsin
Motorcycle accidents actually happen more commonly in Wisconsin than in many other states in the U.S. Wisconsin actually ranks 6th in the country for states with the most motorcycle fatalities. Approximately 14% of fatal accidents in one recent year involved motorcyclists. Motorcyclists are at particular risk due to the fact that they have no protection from harm in the event of an accident with a larger vehicle. This is why drivers are urged to pay close attention to the roads around them. If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident that is not your fault, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can rely on.
Most motorcycle accidents happen due to negligent drivers, which tend to lead to extensive damages and injuries. Some of the most severe injuries that happen due to motorcycle accidents include the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Road rash
These injuries can range anywhere from minor to serious. The impact that they can have on your life overall can be devastating. Because of this, you should speak with a Caledonia motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible to get back on your feet.
Our knowledgeable attorneys at Zerbst & Kluck, S.C. are here to help you after you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle crash that is not your fault. You need to act quickly to retain your rights after an accident so that you do not miss out on your chance to bring a claim. The insurance company might try to offer you much less than you deserve in your claim, which can put you in a difficult situation. We are here to assist you every step of the way during these challenging times. Please contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Caledonia at (608) 471-5365 to find out what we can do for you.
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