March 17, 2011 - Milwaukee, WI - Westbound I-94 had 2 lanes shut down after a serious crash sent a teen girl and an older man to the hospital.
Today's TMJ4 reports that the March 14 crash took place on I-94 near the Mitchell Boulevard off ramp at about 6:30 a.m. The 2-car accident closed 2 of the highway's lanes between the Marquette Interchange and Moorland Road, causing delays up to 50 minutes for morning commuters.
The 2 victims, a 16-year-old girl and a 40-year-old man, were transported to a local hospital. Both complained of neck and back pain and underwent evaluation for their injuries.
Even minor car accidents can cause serious injuries when back and neck pain is left unattended. You should always seek medical assessment following any sort of car accident to make sure you are not experiencing a severe case of whiplash or another serious case of spinal trauma.
While aches and pains are common after a car accident, if they do not get better within a few days or increase in severity over time, it could be the sign of a more serious medical condition. The longer you wait for treatment, the lower your chances may be to file a successful personal injury claim to recover compensation for your damages and losses.
According to crash statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 561 fatalities in 2009 because of traffic accidents in Wisconsin.
As a service to the residents of Wisconsin, our firm will frequently publish blogs about local traffic accidents. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents occurring in Wisconsin that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
Common accidents include, but are not limited to:
- single-car accidents;
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
- accidents caused by distracted drivers or aggressive driving.
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