Back in May 2012, a Wisconsin man was traveling south on a Wisconsin road when he drifted across the line into oncoming traffic. The car accident that followed ended up killing one woman and severely injured another. That man has since taken a plea bargain in connection with the criminal charges filed against him shortly after the accident.
There are some intersections in every state that tend to see more accidents than others. Having a car accident at one intersection in Wisconsin may not be a surprise to locals. One such intersection in the town of Brussels has been a topic of conversation with the Door County Highway Safety Commission.
Winter weather has been known to wreak havoc on Wisconsin roads. Icy conditions can make the roads slick and hazardous. Police believe it is icy roads that contributed to a car accident that killed the passenger in one of three vehicles involved.
The band While We're Up lost one of its members on July 8 as the rock group travelled between tour sites on a Wisconsin roadway. The fatal crash happened when the car in which the band members were travelling blew a tire. As happens in many such car accidents, the fatality occurred when the driver of the vehicle lost control as a result of the flat.
Wisconsin has some busy roadways, and Highway 29 between River Falls and Prescott is no exception. A portion of the highway was closed for a couple of hours on July 1 due to a head-on collision. Both drivers sustained injuries that were initially characterized as non-life-threatening.
A stretch of Wisconsin Highway 29 near River Falls was the scene of a potentially serious wreck on June 27. The two-vehicle car accident occurred on that Wednesday shortly before 6 p.m. -- right around rush hour. Luckily, one driver was not injured, and the other is in good condition.
A recent car accident in Wisconsin has taken a young boy's life. At the time of the crash, the 7-year-old and his family were having dinner at a picnic table behind his father's workplace in Madison. Without warning, a car suddenly sped off the street and careened into a tree, which caused the vehicle to become airborne and land on the picnic table. The car accident killed the boy and seriously injured his mother. His father and younger sister escaped with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
Interstate 94 in St. Croix County near Hudson was recently the scene of a serious accident. According to members of the Wisconsin State patrol, the car accident took place midmorning on June 7 and involved three private vehicles and two semi-trucks. The initial cause of the series of collisions is not yet known.
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If you are involved in a car accident you may eventually encounter what is known as subrogation. Subrogation refers to an insurance company's right to be repaid for claims on which it has made a payment. If an insured sustains a loss and the insurance company pays on a subsequent claim, the insurance company could become a subrogated party. A subrogated party may initiate a lawsuit on their own or join into a lawsuit initiated by someone else. How subrogation affects you depends on whether the accident was your fault or another party's fault.