One person injured in Wisconsin car accident

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

A Milwaukee man is facing DUI charges following a two-car accident that sent the other driver to the hospital. He had a 14-year-old passenger with him at the time of the auto accident. The 14-year-old was not injured; the three children in the other car were not reported to have suffered any injuries either.

According to the police report, the accident occurred on March 17 at approximately 7:45 p.m. The man was driving a Dodge Charger. He apparently failed to yield at a stop sign on Highway SC and collided with a Ford Focus that was traveling westbound on Highway CW. Both drivers lost control of their vehicles and spun out.

The driver of the Charger told police that he had attended a family function and smoked some marijuana and consumed several mixed drinks and four beers. The results of his blood tests showed that he had a blood alcohol level of .184 percent. In addition, the man had no Wisconsin driver’s license. He told police that he would not have been driving, except that the owner of the vehicle was too drunk to drive. According to the owner of the vehicle, the man did not have permission to drive the Charger. The driver of the Focus required treatment for minor injuries.

The woman who was injured in this accident might be entitled to compensation for her injuries and damage to her vehicle. If she decides to seek damages, she might choose to find an experienced personal injury attorney. There may be evidence in the police report that an attorney could use to support the claim that the driver of the Dodge was careless or negligent. In addition to the driver, an attorney might be able to seek damages from the Dodge’s owner.

Source: Beaver Dam Daily Citizen, “Man faces drunken driving charges after crash“, June 27, 2013