Caledonia, WI (July 9, 2023) – An officer sustained injuries in a rollover accident that took place at an intersection in Caledonia on the afternoon of Saturday, July 8.
According to Caledonia Police Department officials, the accident happened around 2:45 p.m. at the intersection of Douglas Avenue and Harvest Lane. Police confirmed that a police squad vehicle was headed north on Douglas in an attempt to catch a driver who was going 90 mph with their lights and sirens on. An SUV was headed north and attempted to make a westbound turn at the intersection, causing it to collide with the police cruiser. The cruiser was pushed off the road, where it rolled over and caught on fire. The officer was able to get out of the vehicle with help from good Samaritans.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to assist. The officer sustained injuries as a result of the accident and was hospitalized. He is expected to fully recover from his injuries. The other two people inside the SUV were not injured but remained on the scene.
Due to the severity of the collision, the roadway was blocked in multiple lanes for some time. Police did not say if police caught the driver who was speeding in the area.
No further details have been released, but the investigation into the collision continues.
We offer our warmest thoughts and sympathies to the party injured in this accident. We hope that the officer receives a speedy recovery from his injuries.
Car Accidents in Wisconsin
Every year, Wisconsin sees a growing number of car accidents – more than other years prior. Though some car accidents happen more commonly than others, other collisions are rare and life-threatening when they do happen. According to recent statistics, about 280,000 rollover accidents happen every year in the U.S., with many of these accidents leading to serious injuries and taking the lives of others. These accidents have long-lasting consequences on the lives of many. If you have been hurt in a rollover accident caused by another party, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Being involved in a car accident can affect your life for days, weeks, or even months to come. Some people never fully recover from the injuries that they sustain in a car accident. The injuries stemming from a car accident can be painful and financially straining to your everyday life. You may be left with an array of questions that you cannot answer on your own after a car accident, as these claims can be entirely complex. Speaking with a Caledonia car accident attorney can help you move forward and get back on your feet.
Our skilled and compassionate attorneys at Zerbst & Kluck, S.C. are here to assist you and your family after a life-altering Wisconsin car accident. We understand how quickly your life can become affected by a car accident that you never expected. We will help you work toward compensation for an array of financial damages at this time. These include some of the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
Please do not hesitate to contact a car accident attorney in Caledonia at (608) 471-5365 to find out how we can help you.
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