Comprehensive and Personalized Solutions For

legal issues in many areas of the law

  1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. Accident News
  4.  » Barron, WI – Motorcyclist Killed in Collision on Hwy 8 near County Rd O

Barron, WI – Motorcyclist Killed in Collision on Hwy 8 near County Rd O

by | Sep 5, 2023 | Accident News |

Barron, WI (September 4, 2023) – A fatal motorcycle accident occurred in Barron on Saturday, September 2. Responders say the incident occurred at around 1:07 p.m.

A vehicle and a motorcycle collided on Highway O near Highway 8. Reportedly, the driver pulled away from the stop sign on Highway O onto Highway 8 and did not see the motorcyclist operated by 73-year-old Steven Roest. 

Despite lifesaving efforts made by paramedics at the crash site, Roest was pronounced deceased shortly after the collision, local sources said. Police officers from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department, along with the Marshfield Medical Center Ambulance, Barron Fire Department, Mayo Ambulance, Wisconsin State Patrol, and Life Link Helicopter, all responded to the crash site. 

The driver of the vehicle was treated and released from the scene. Police in Barron continue to investigate. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Wisconsin Auto Collisions

According to information gathered from a 2023 study completed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Wisconsin is ranked as the 6th most hazardous state in the US for motorcyclists. Between 2019 and 2020, the state saw a significant rise in the number of motorcycle accident fatalities, from 82 to 112. During this period of time, the number of serious injuries resulting from motorcycle crashes also rose, from 482 to 581. Altogether, motorcycle collisions are behind around 15% of traffic accident fatalities in the Badger State. These numbers may seem alarming, but they correctly represent a portion of the dangers faced by motorcyclists on the roadways of Wisconsin. 

Due to the fact that motorcyclists travel with little to no protection, they are definitely at a higher risk of sustaining severe, debilitating, or even fatal injuries if they become involved in an accident. While all motorcyclists should ideally wear a helmet in order to protect themselves, little else offers significant protection in the event of a crash. Oftentimes, motorcyclists face dire consequences when they become involved in accidents that result in severe or even fatal injuries.

If you or someone you love have been detrimentally affected by a motorcycle accident in Wisconsin, you may have legal rights and options available to you that could help you to financially recover. 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 Barron, 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. 

Disclaimer: This post is intended to be informational. None of the information provided within this post is meant to be legal or medical advice. The picture used in this blog was not taken at this accident scene. This is not a business solicitation.