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Truck-car accident leaves a Wisconsin toddler with brain injury

A car accident on May 23 in Eau Galle, Wisconsin, sent a woman from Elmwood and her two children to a hospital in St. Paul. The family, including the 35-year-old mother, her two-year son and her 14-month-old daughter were injured when a cattle trailer being pulled by a pickup truck struck the woman's 2006 Chevy Impala.

Emergency personnel took the three to Regions Hospital where the mother was treated and released, according to a hospital spokesperson. Both children were transferred to another medical facility. The two-year-old boy was released from the hospital the following week, but sadly, the little girl is still hospitalized with traumatic brain injury.

According to St. Croix County authorities, an investigation into the auto accident indicated that the 46-year-old pickup driver did not stop at the intersection of CTH N and CTH B, resulting in a collision with the northbound Impala. Reportedly, the collision pushed the Impala into the northeast ditch while the truck and its trailer ended up in the north ditch.

A press release from the sheriff's department said the occupants of both vehicles were using appropriate seat restraints when the accident occurred, and the driver of the truck was not injured. The GMC's trailer contained four head of cattle. The animals were reportedly uninjured in the crash.

Everyone makes mistakes but when the mistake results in horrific injuries, it's time to get serious about traffic safety. The mother of the child injured in this car accident has a right to seek damages and can learn more about the process by speaking with an attorney.

Source: RiverTowns.net, "Car-pickup crash Friday injures 14-month-old, toddler" Steve Dzubay, May. 29, 2014

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