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Rhinelander, WI – One Killed in Auto Wreck on County Hwy K at US-51

by | Nov 21, 2023 | Accident News |

Rhinelander, WI (November 21, 2023) – One person lost their life as a result of an automobile accident reported on Sunday morning in Oneida County. The crash occurred at around 1:45 a.m.

According to reports from the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, a car and a semi-truck collided at the intersection of County Highway K and US Highway 51 during the early morning hours on November 19. The incident caused severe damage to the sedan.

Authorities rushed to the scene to provide care to the victim. The driver, identified as 76-year-old Robert Canfield of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased by authorities. At this time, investigations into the crash are underway.

We offer our sympathies to the family of Robert Canfield.

Car Accidents in Wisconsin

Rhinelander, WI – One Killed in Auto Wreck on County Hwy K at US-51

Car accidents take place far too often in Wisconsin. Unfortunately, there are countless instances where people are left with severe injuries that affect their lives forever. We see many people left with trauma to the head, internal organ injuries, and broken bones in accidents.

Far too often, people are hurt in accidents due to the negligence of other drivers. Common factors contributing to these collisions include:

  • Driver Fatigue: When drivers are too tired to operate their vehicles, they run the risk of losing control and crashing into others.
  • Poor Weather Conditions: Heavy rain, significant fog, and even snow can contribute to accidents taking place.
  • Speeding: Traveling at too high of a speed increases the likelihood of a driver losing control of their vehicle and going off the roadway. Speeding also increases the severity of injuries that are suffered in crashes due to the impact.
  • Distracted Driving: When drivers are distracted by their cell phones, navigation systems, or even students on board, they are likely to miss seeing street signs or other vehicles nearby. This increases the chances of accidents taking place.

After being hurt in a car crash, you have the ability to take legal action against the responsible party. Seeking guidance car accident lawyer in Wisconsin can provide you with the best chance of protecting your rights and maximizing the compensation you are able to recover.

At Zerbst & Kluck, S.C., our dedicated team of attorneys and staff have been advocating for the rights of injured crash victims in Wisconsin for many years. We take pride in providing top-notch legal solutions to each client we represent. As a smaller firm, we prioritize maintaining open communication with our clients throughout every step of the process. If you have been injured in a car accident or need legal assistance with any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact our Wisconsin personal injury law firm at (608) 471-5365. We are here to help you navigate through your legal journey with prompt and professional service.

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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