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Wisconsin 97 site of many car accidents; infant is latest victim

When an innocent baby is injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by the negligence of a driver, it is understandable that the child's loved ones would want to seek justice in the matter. An incident occurred on a recent Thursday morning in Wisconsin that caused serious injuries to an infant and hurt two others as well. Those injured in car accidents may be entitled to file personal injury claims in civil court. When a victim is of minor age, a parent or legal guardian may act on his or her behalf.

In this particular situation, it was just shy of 8 a.m. when the accident took place. A sports utility vehicle and a logging truck collided. Two other vehicles in the area are said to have been hit by debris after the first two vehicles crashed.

The local fire chief said one of the vehicles sprung a fuel leak upon impact. The infant, a woman and a man were all transported to a nearby medical facility for emergency care. The highway was shut down for several hours in both directions following the terrible crash.

Many car accidents have occurred on Wisconsin Highway 97. In fact, one study stated that between 2012 and 2015, at least 277 crashes took place there, with four of them having included fatalities. Serious injuries from motor vehicle collisions often lead to financial problems for those sustaining financial losses. Ongoing medical care and other expenses add up quickly; the law allows injured victims to file claims against those deemed responsible to pursue recovery of damages that may be used to help offset accident-related expenses.

Source: wsaw.com, "UPDATE: Hwy 97 re-opens after two vehicle crash in Marathon County", Sept. 1, 2016

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