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Truck accident with injuries caused by zombies, teen says

After stealing a big rig truck and crashing it into multiple vehicles, a 19-year-old male provided an explanation to law enforcement officials that may strike many Wisconsin residents as unusual: His actions were due to zombies chasing him. The young man had been traveling with a truck driver from Tennessee to California. The teen reportedly stole the truck near Temecula when the truck driver stepped out of the vehicle for an inspection and then took off down the freeway.

The first collision occurred when the big rig slammed into a Toyota Tacoma, and this collision caused the Tacoma to hit a Mercedes and a 4Runner. The teen traveled further down the road in the semi-truck, and he caused a truck accident with a Honda and a Ford. He later told law enforcement officials that zombies were hanging onto the truck, and he was driving erratically so that they would fall off the truck. Hallucinogenic drugs may have been involved in this incident. Charges against the teen include receiving stolen property and taking a vehicle without consent.

Four injuries have been reported in relation to this accident, and two of those injuries are described as serious. The teen's actions behind the wheel of the big rig truck may have resulted in vehicle repair expenses, medical costs, loss of income and other financial costs for the victims. While the teen faces criminal charges for his actions, the victims also have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against him.

Drivers are financially responsible for the damage they cause behind the wheel, and victims of a car accident have the right to seek punitive damages after an accident by filing a lawsuit against the responsible party. A Wisconsin personal injury lawyer may be able to evaluate their case and help them obtain much-needed compensation.

Source: CNN, "Cause of multiple collisions in California? Zombies, driver tells police," Dorrine Mendoza, April 11, 2013

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