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Semi-truck and pickup collide in Wisconsin

With the amount of semi-trucks on the roadways of Wisconsin, motorists need to be aware of them and consider the unique challenges they face. Semis often carry heavy loads that required the truck driver to begin slowing down early in order to make a complete stop in time. When a car pulls out in front of a semi, the truck driver typically cannot just slam on his or her brakes and stop on a dime. This type of scenario can lead to serious injuries, and oftentimes even death. There have been a number of these types of truck accidents because motorists fail to pay attention to the roadway around them.

An accident that occurred between a semi and a pickup truck near Withee, Wisconsin appears to have happened due to the negligence of the pickup truck’s driver. A 42-year-old truck driver was traveling west on highway 29 when a pickup truck that was headed north on County Road O pulled out in front of him. The truck driver tried to avoid the pickup by swerving, but evidently did not have enough time to maneuver before crashing into the driver’s side of the pickup.

The 56-year-old man who was driving the pickup truck was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. It is unknown if the driver of the semi-truck was injured in the accident.

If he did sustain injuries, the truck driver may wish to discuss the accident with a personal injury attorney. A lawyer may be able to advise him on his right to compensation for his injuries and damages done to his vehicle in the accident.

Source: WEAU, “Driver killed in crash near Withee,” Andrew Fefer, Feb. 21, 2014

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