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Wrong-way accidents often lead to wrongful death claims

A tragedy took place recently on a Wisconsin roadway that resulted in several fatalities. One of the people involved in the horrific crash was said to be attempting to elude police at the time. The identities of four fatally injured victims have since been released to the public in the incident, which appears to be a wrongful death situation.

The terrible accident occurred on Interstate 94. Police officers were reportedly responding to a call claiming that a vehicle on the road was traveling in a very erratic manner. When police responded to the situation, the driver of the SUV in question allegedly changed directions and began driving into oncoming traffic.

Moments later, the vehicle is said to have crashed into two other cars. Three passengers in one of the cars, two of whom were age 26, the other, age 28, were all pronounced dead at the scene. The person who had been driving the car in which they were riding suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash.

A 23-year-old man who was driving the other car that was struck also succumbed to his injuries. The man believed to have caused the accident was listed in serious condition with life-threatening injuries. Situations like this one in Wisconsin often lead to wrongful death claims in court when immediate family members of deceased victims pursue justice on the behalf of lost loved ones. While successful claims can never replace the lives of those killed, monetary compensation for damages often helps families who were otherwise unprepared to face exorbitant debts often associated with such incidents.

Source:, "Authorities ID 4 people killed in wrong-way I-94 crash", Nov. 3, 2016

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