Posted on May 23, 2011

May 20, 2011 - Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee police are currently investigating a fatal single vehicle accident in Milwaukee that took place off of North Fond du Lac Avenue and West 38th Street, reported Fox News.

A teenager's car smashed into a pole in the late evening of May 3, and police have not released the name of the victim, identifying him only as a 17-year-old male.

According to the police report from the accident, the teen lost control of his SUV before crashing into a street pole and died shortly thereafter because of injuries sustained in the accident. Police have not released any details about what contributed to the accident.

Single-vehicle accidents are among the most common types of crashes to occur throughout the United States. 

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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