A recent Sauk County traffic accident led to injuries for three different people involved, including one who was airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. The wreck, which occurred about 7:30 p.m. on a Saturday night, involved a pick-up truck traveling east on Highway 33. The eastbound truck crossed the center line of the highway and hit a westbound SUV head-on. Both drivers were taken by helicopter to an area hospital, while an infant who had been riding as the only other occupant of the pick-up truck also went to a local medical center for evaluation. The pick-up driver reportedly sustained serious injuries, whereas the SUV driver reportedly suffered life-threatening injuries.
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue in Sauk County, Wisconsin. Vehicle, bicycle, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents continue to occur on a frequent basis, and are a major cause of property damage and personal injury in the county. Despite the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (DOT) “Zero in Wisconsin” campaign, which aims to eliminate traffic fatalities in the state, a total of 555 people died on Wisconsin roads in 2015. These traffic fatality statistics have remained relatively consistent over the years since 2011. The DOT campaign focuses on speeding, aggressive driving, distracted driving, and texting while driving as the major causes of traffic accidents and fatalities.
The experienced Wisconsin personal injury attorneys of Boller & Vaughan are here to help you and your loved ones through the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident that has resulted in serious injuries or even death. No matter what the situation may be, we can look into the facts and circumstances surrounding your claim, evaluate your likelihood of recovery, and determine the best path to follow in any legal claims that you may have. We know how to build a strong case for compensation against those who caused injuries to you or your loved one. Take a moment to contact our office today and schedule a free initial consultation about any potential personal injury claim that you or your loved one may have.