In a recent crash on Interstate 80, Tony Weekly Jr., a distracted semitrailer truck driver employed by Bohren Logistics Inc., an Indiana company, caused a multiple-vehicle accident that resulted in six deaths. Weekly, who reportedly was driving at a high rate of speed, rammed his semitrailer truck into the back of a minivan, which was pushed into another minivan, followed by a Nissan sport utility vehicle and a Ford van. The first van was carrying a couple and their three children, who all were aged three and under; all five family members perished in the crash. The man in the second minivan was declared dead soon after the accident, but remained on life support at the time of the news article.
The crash occurred in a head-to-head crossover construction zone on I-80, just before 11:30 a.m. MDT, in a 65 mile per hour speed zone. Authorities had temporarily lowered the speed limit from 75 miles per hour due to the construction. Weekly also suffered minor injuries in the wreck. There had not been such a deadly crash on Nebraska roads since 2006.
Local authorities charged Weekly with five counts of felony motor vehicle homicide, one for each member of the family that was killed in the crash, as well as a single misdemeanor count of reckless driving. While a conviction on criminal charges does not automatically make Weekly civilly liable for the deaths caused by the accident, it is strong evidence that the family members of the deceased persons could use in a wrongful death suit. This type of claim would allow the surviving families of the deceased to seek compensation for their losses in the crash.
When you or a family member suffers serious injuries from or is killed in a motor vehicle crash or any other type of accident, caused by the negligence of another person, you may have a personal injury claim or wrongful death claim under Wisconsin law. Call Boller & Vaughan today at (608) 268-0268, or contact us online at www.bollervaughan.com in order to schedule a time to meet with one of our Wisconsin personal injury attorneys, and see how we can help.
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