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Car accidents on major roadways can result in serious injuries

Seemingly small mistakes can have devastating results on the road. Highways can be especially risky because of the larger number of vehicles. Car accidents can affect not only the people involved, but they can also heavily influence traffic. Depending on the severity of the accident, roadways may be closed for a few minutes or several hours. Wisconsin authorities closed down a portion of a highway for more than an hour in order to investigate and clean up the scene of a fatal car crash. 

The crash occurred on a Friday afternoon on a Wisconsin highway and involved two small vehicles. A sedan crossed over the center line and collided with another small car. When authorities arrived on the scene, they discovered that there were multiple injuries. Both drivers and two passengers from both vehicles were seriously injured in the accident.

All four individuals were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, the driver of the at-fault vehicle eventually died from his injuries. The passenger in his vehicle also suffered life-threatening injuries. Both the driver and passenger of the vehicle struck by the sedan were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. 

A small mistake or lapse in attention can be the cause of serious car accidents. These accidents may be the cause of minor or incredibly serious injuries. Wisconsin residents who have been injured in an accident could benefit from speaking with an attorney. Victims of these accidents may be entitled to file personal injury claims as a step toward obtaining much-needed compensation for covering lost wages and medical bills. 

Source: nbc15.com, "Fatal two-car crash in Cross Plains", March 9, 2018

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