Hammond, WI (August 5, 2023) – The victim of a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred in Hammond on the afternoon of August 3 has been identified. Steven Olson, 69, of New Richmond, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash that happened on County Road T.
Reports indicate the incident occurred at around 3:20 p.m. on Thursday, August 3. Deputies responded to the crash site in the 1000 block of Couty Road T to find two vehicles that had collided.
Police report that a 2018 Ford Transit van operated by a 29-year-old man from Baldwin was headed south on the road when it was involved in a head-on collision with Olson, who was operating a 2003 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle.
Authorities did not report whether the van’s driver sustained any injuries.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Steven Olson at this time.
Wisconsin Motorcycle Accidents
Few people understand how devastating and impactful a motorcycle collision can be until their lives have been affected by one. Motorcycle collisions have, unfortunately, happened in higher volumes in recent years and now take several lives and cause severe injuries in Wisconsin yearly. In fact, it was reported that between 2014 and 2018, about 2,149 motorcycle accidents occurred in the state, leading to the death of 77 victims. Drivers are not always aware of motorcyclists, which means that motorcyclists are at an increased risk of being hurt on the road. If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash that was caused by another person, you should speak with a skilled and trusted lawyer.
A motorcycle collision will not only impact you physically, but it may also affect your finances. As you face a long road to recovery, you may also worry about how you will afford to cover the costs related to your crash. This is especially true if the severity of your injuries is keeping you from returning to work in a timely manner. Some of the most life-altering injuries that stem from motorcycle accidents include the following:
- Road rash
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Internal organ damage
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you should speak with a dedicated Hammond motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible. Especially if you have lost a loved one in an accident, you may be eligible to collect financial compensation for funeral costs and more.
Our knowledgeable attorneys at Zerbst & Kluck, S.C. are here to help you after a serious motorcycle crash has impacted your life. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of economic and noneconomic damages after an accident. Our attorneys will fight to protect your rights and provide you with a wide array of resources in your dire time of need. We will not hesitate to bring your claim to trial if you are not able to settle with the insurance company. Please contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Milwaukee at (608) 471-5365 to find out what we can do for you at this time.
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