Lime Ridge, WI (July 20, 2023) – Around 8:25 a.m. on Wednesday morning, July 19, one life was taken in a fatal semi-truck accident in Lime Ridge.
According to Sauk County officials, the accident happened at the intersection of State Highway 154 and State Highway 130. Police confirmed that a Freightliner truck was headed south with an empty flatbed trailer when it went through the intersection. A dump truck was headed east and also went through the intersection, causing them to collide with each other. Both vehicles then overturned as a result.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the dump truck, identified as an 84-year-old man from Lone Rock, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. The semi-truck driver, identified as a 32-year-old man from Florida, did not sustain injuries.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for some time after the collision.
No further details have been released at this time. Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost due to this accident.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Wisconsin
Because of the sheer size of trucks, it is no surprise that serious truck accidents happen every year in the state of Wisconsin. These accidents are more likely than many others to lead to catastrophic damages. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 73 people were killed in fatal truck accidents in Wisconsin in 2018. On top of this, many others sustained injuries as a result. Losing a loved one in a fatal truck accident can turn your life upside-down within seconds. If you have sustained these losses, you should speak with an attorney immediately.
Truck accident claims are known for being incredibly complex in nature. Though truck drivers are always supposed to act within their scope of employment and remember the rules of the road, this does not always happen and accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. There are many parties who could be to blame for a truck accident, such as the following:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Manufacturers of truck parts
- Cargo loaders
If you have sustained immense losses due to a fatal truck accident, you should know that you have rights and options. Speaking with a Lime Ridge truck accident attorney can help you get back on your feet after one of these accidents.
Having the help of an attorney on your side is the best way to move forward with a wrongful death claim. Our attorneys at Zerbst & Kluck, S.C. are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal truck accident. Attempting to navigate the legal system on your own can be a difficult matter and you may be left with questions. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Lime Ridge at (608) 471-5365 to find out how we can assist you.
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