According to authorities from Lomira, Wisconsin, a 66-year-old man recently died in a fatal truck collision that involved two semi-trucks, including one that was equipped with a tanker trailer filled with water. The incident happened at approximately 2:00 a.m., on Interstate 41 last week.
If your car is hit by another vehicle due to the driver's negligence, it is usually the other driver that is liable for damages. When the vehicle that hit you is a company vehicle, however, that may not always be true. In some cases, it may actually be the employer's responsibility to pay for the damages.
Understanding the seriousness of commercial truck accidents is something the Wisconsin State Patrols tries bring to the public's attention at every chance it gets. As readers of our blog know, accidents involving commercial trucks--especially large semi-trucks--can end in catastrophic injury as well as death. This is usually in part because of the trucks' size and weight which can turn even a simple fender-bender into a deadly crash.
As readers of our blog know, Mother Nature has been incredibly generous with the amounts of snow she has dropped on areas across the state of Wisconsin, including here in our very own St. Croix County. Because of the tremendous amounts of frozen precipitation on the roadways, drivers have found travel to be more dangerous than usual.
Drivers across the state of Wisconsin are used to seeing large trucks on the roads. It never fails to make drivers nervous when passing them though because there is always the uncertainty of whether or not they see you driving next to them.