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Hammond Township, WI – 69-Year-Old Man Killed in County Road T Motorcycle Crash

by | Aug 4, 2023 | Accident News |

Hammond Township, WI (August 4, 2023) – A New Richmond man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Hammond Township on Thursday afternoon, August 3rd. The crash happened just after 3:00 p.m. in the 1000 block of County Road T.

According to a report from officials in St. Croix County, a 29-year-old man from Baldwin was driving a 2018 Ford Transit van in the southbound lanes. For unknown reasons, the man crossed the center line and collided head-on with a 2003 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle. The rider of the motorcycle was identified as a 69-year-old man from New Richmond. The motorcyclist sustained critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the crash scene. There is no word on whether the driver of the van was hurt, however, he was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

There were no other vehicles or individuals involved in the crash. It is unknown if any charges are expected to be filed.

No further details are available at this time.

We want to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family in the aftermath of this fatal motorcycle crash in Hammond Township.

Wisconsin Motorcycle Accidents  Hammond Township, WI - 69-Year-Old Man Killed in County Road T Motorcycle Crash

According to a 2023 study using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Wisconsin ranks as the 6th most dangerous state in the country for motorcyclists. Between 2019 and 2020, the state saw a rise in the number of motorcycle crash deaths from 82 to 112. During this time, the number of serious injuries rose from 482 to 581. Overall, motorcycle crashes account for about 15% of all traffic-related fatalities in the Badger State. These numbers may seem shocking, but they represent some of the dangers faced by riders on our local roadways.

Due to the lack of protection, motorcycle crashes are inherently more dangerous than accidents involving other types of vehicles. While all riders should wear personal safety equipment, such as a helmet and a face shield, it is not always possible to be protected in a crash. The force and impact of a motorcycle collision are usually absorbed by the motorcycle and its rider. To make matters worse, the rider is often thrown from their bike, creating further potential for serious injuries.

If you or your loved one have been affected by a Wisconsin motorcycle crash, you could have legal rights. Under our state’s personal injury laws, victims or family members can be entitled to compensation, including lost wages, pain and suffering, medical costs, and possibly more. However, it is necessary to have the help of an experienced lawyer in order to ensure that your rights are fully protected.

At Zerbst & Kluck, S.C., we stand up for the rights of injured motorcyclists and their loved ones. Our lawyers understand that riders are often innocent victims in these collisions. We know and understand Wisconsin law and how it can apply to help your case.

Our firm provides free consultations and case evaluations for all potential and prospective clients. You may have a limited time to act, so you should contact us as soon as possible. To speak with a motorcycle accident attorney in Hammond Township, please reach out to us via the link on our website or give us a call at (608) 471-5365.

Note: When writing this accident news article, our writers utilized secondary sources, including local news sources, local and state police incident reports, social media platforms, and, occasionally, eyewitness reports. Our firm has not independently verified any of the facts pertaining to this accident. If you locate any information in this post that is inaccurate, please contact Zerbst & Kluck, S.C., right away. The article will be updated with the correct information immediately.  If requested, we will take down this post. 

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