When you think about the risks of sunbathing, you may consider sunburn to be the biggest danger. You certainly would never think that sunbathing in the park could leave you a Wisconsin truck accident victim. But that is what happened to one Madison, Wisconsin resident. The thirty-eight-year-old woman was sunbathing at James Madison Park when she was run over by a City of Madison truck.
The Madison truck crash happened on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 on a grassy area of James Madison Park at 314 East Gorham Street, near the south shore of Lake Mendota. The truck was delivering bark to the park when the driver came over a small hill and hit the sunbather. The woman sustained severe but non-life-threatening injuries. She was conscious when she was taken to the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. There is no word on her current condition.
A Wisconsin State Patrol accident reconstruction team is working to determine whether the truck driver should have been able to see the sunbather. No charges have been filed at this time.
Motor vehicle accidents can occur in almost any place at any time. The only predictable thing about accidents is that they are unexpected. No one plans to become a Wisconsin accident victim.
The Wisconsin personal injury attorneys at Hupy & Abraham would like to wish the victim a fast and full recovery. Summer is coming, and we’d like to remind all Wisconsin sunbathers to enjoy the sun, but pack your sunscreen and watch for traffic.