May 10, 2011 - Waukesha County, Wis. - The Journal Sentinel Online reports that a 4-vehicle crash in Waukesha County may have been the result of another driver speeding.
The car crash took place at about 11:25 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, on eastbound I-94. Police believe a vehicle, described as a possible 4 door, maroon Chevy Malibu, was speeding and made an unsafe lane change. This caused the driver to lose control and slide across the eastbound lanes at Springdale Road.
The car didn't strike any other vehicles but in an attempt to avoid a collision, 4 other cars ended up crashing into one another. The driver of what is believed to be the Chevy Malibu drove away from the scene of the accident. Police continue to look for that driver.
A 79-year-old man from Chicago was treated for minor injuries at Waukesha Memorial Hospital and was later released. The other victims in the car crash were treated for minor injuries at the scene.
All 4 vehicles were damaged, with 1 being completely totaled.
If you have been injured in a car crash, you should consult with a Wisconsin personal injury lawyer to learn about your legal options.
According to crash statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 561 fatalities in 2009 because of traffic accidents in Wisconsin.
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