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Whom to Expect at the Scene of a Serious Car Accident in Wisconsin


Just a few minutes ago you were driving on I-94, Highway 794, or another Milwaukee road when suddenly another car hit you. You know that the collision only took a few seconds, but it seemed to happen in slow motion and the moments after the collision were eerily quiet and still. Now, however, there is a flurry of activity at the accident scene.

Who Are All of These People, and What are They Doing Here?

Some of the people who may have gathered at the scene of your crash include:

  • Other drivers and passengers involved in the wreck
  • Witnesses to the wreck
  • People who came upon the accident shortly after it occurred and have stopped either to help or to watch what happens
  • Police officers
  • Fire fighters
  • First responders, such as medics or ambulance drivers
  • Loved ones of those directly involved in the crash
  • Tow truck operators
  • TV, radio, or newspaper reporters if it was a big accident or one that would make the news


Others may have also congregated near the accident scene.

Don’t Let These People Overwhelm You

You should cooperate with the police, accept medical attention from the first responders, and take down the names and contact information for witnesses to the crash if you are safely able to do so. However, you do not have to talk to anyone directly involved in the crash, to media reporters, or to others who have gathered at the scene.

Instead, now is the time to take care of yourself. After you get the medical attention that you need please browse our free videos and articles and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information about your rights and possible recovery.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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