Dunn County, WI (September 23, 2023) – One person lost their life in a crash in Dunn County. The collision occurred on September 23, Saturday.
Information provided by the Wisconsin State Patrol shows that the incident happened on Wisconsin Route 29 in the westbound lanes near Elk Mound. Police say an 18-year-old Fairchild resident was traveling along the highway when she struck a semi-truck.
The semi-truck was forced through the median across the eastbound lanes and into a ditch before it jackknifed. The driver of the semi was sent to the hospital with injuries.
The woman was pronounced deceased on-site. Neither she nor the semi-truck driver have been identified at this time.
Police in Dunn County are still investigating the details of the accident.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Wisconsin Truck Collisions
Every year, millions of traffic accidents happen in the United States. In Wisconsin, hundreds of thousands of auto collisions occur yearly that cause injuries to tens of thousands of people and take the lives of thousands of people. A percentage of these accidents involve large vehicles like semi-trucks. Truck accidents often end in severe injuries or even death for those involved due to the sheer size and weight of tractor-trailers. Most often, American traffic accidents happen because of negligent driving.
Unfortunately, in the past ten years, driver distraction has become the most common form of negligent driving displayed by vehicle operators in the US. This is most likely due to the ever-increasing use of cell phones in our community. Though it may seem harmless to peek at your phone while behind the wheel, this is never, ever the case. Taking your eyes away from the roadway for even five seconds could prove to be deadly for you or someone else on the road. Driving while distracted is selfish, dangerous, and destructive, and could cause a world of pain and suffering for everyone involved.
In the United States, negligent driving causes over 92% of the reported auto collisions every single year, according to statistics gathered by the NHTSA. Truck accidents are no exception, and often occur due to negligent actions displayed by drivers. Actions related to intoxication, distraction, fatigue, and speeding are the top four types of driver negligence seen in the United States today. Some statistics that are related to driver negligence in the United States include:
- Driver distraction: Over 400,000 vehicle accidents happen per year due to the actions of distracted drivers. Sadly, around 3,000 people are killed annually in these crashes.
- Driver intoxication: Approximately 12,000 individuals lose their lives in accidents caused by drivers who are drunk/high on American roadways per year.
- Driver fatigue: Around 100,000 traffic collisions happen annually due to the actions of fatigued drivers.
- Speeding: Around 11,000 auto collisions happen each year because of drivers who are traveling at unsafe speeds.
When you are under the impression that you or someone you love has been hurt in a crash caused by any type of negligence, you should contact an auto accident attorney who can help you recover. At the law office of Zerbst & Kluck, S.C., we can help you gather full and fair financial compensation for your losses and damages that may have been caused by your crash. Especially if you have wrongfully lost a loved one in a negligently caused collision, a wrongful death lawyer in Dunn County can help you gather compensation for funeral costs and more. Call our firm at (608) 471-5365 to learn more about our ability to help you during this difficult time.
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