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Wisconsin driver fails to notice other vehicle, causes accident

When an individual is injured in a serious car crash, it can seem as though his or her life is forever changed and will never return to a state of normalcy. Injuries sustained in a car accident can take months or even years to fully recover from, and in some cases, chronic pain and other medical conditions can linger for a lifetime. In addition, victims often lose significant income due to time lost from work, and can even become temporarily or permanently disabled.

For one Wisconsin woman, a recent car crash has catapulted her into the reality of recovering from life-altering injuries. The crash is still under investigation, but police have stated that the woman was a passenger in a vehicle travelling southbound on a state highway when another vehicle pulled out in front of them. That vehicle was a pickup truck, driven by a 32-year-old male and carrying one passenger.

The driver of the pickup told responding officers that he did not see the victim's car as it approached. As a result of the truck's entrance onto the road, the car's driver was unable to avoid a collision with the pickup. The pickup spun across the northbound lanes of travel, eventually coming to rest on another roadway. The car, on the other hand, came to a stop in the median.

The car's passenger was injured in the crash, but was not transported directly to a hospital from the scene. In many cases, victims involved in a car accident sustain injuries during the crash that are partially masked by the adrenaline rush that accompanies such an event or take time to fully develop. The true extent of the damage is sometimes not noted until hours or even days following the incident. In this case, should the woman find that her injuries are more serious than initially perceived at the time of the crash, she may have the right to pursue a personal injury suit against believed to have caused the Wisconsin wreck.

Source: Door County Advocate, "Sturgeon Bay woman injured in Wisconsin 57 crash," Jan. 18, 2013

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