Town of Lima, WI (February 4, 2020) – A fatal crash took place after a rollover accident occurred on Monday evening in the town of Lima Center. A 20-year-old Whitewater woman was ejected from her vehicle after the crash. She was not wearing her seatbelt. The Rock County Sherrif’s Office reported that she was transported to the hospital where she died.
There were three other passengers in her car when the crash happened. A 19-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were transported by ambulance to Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center. They were reported to have non-life-threatening injuries. The third passenger was confirmed to be another 19-year-old man who was not taken to the hospital. All of the passengers in the vehicle were wearing their seatbelts.
Deputies rushed to the scene of the accident which took place at approximately 6:34 p.m. on East Highway 59 and Highway County N. According to a release from the investigation, the woman was driving “at a high rate of speed” traveling eastbound on Highway 59 when she swerved off of the road to avoid another vehicle. Her car drove into a ditch and rolled over potentially multiple times.
According to the Rock County reconstruction team, the investigation into the details is ongoing. The name of the deceased woman will be released by the Medical Examiner’s Office once her family is notified of her death.
Alcohol as a factor in the crash has not been confirmed,d but authorities did not think that alcohol was a contributing factor that leads to the crash when they arrived at the scene.
Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased driver and the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Car Crashes In Lima
Every time you get into an automobile no matter if you are a passenger or a driver you should be wearing your seatbelt. Wearing a seatbelt reduces the risk for death in a car accident by 45% and not wearing a seatbelt makes you 30 times more likely that you will be ejected from your car during a crash. Statistically, 30% of all fatal accidents are a result of speeding.
After you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you deserve to have your legal rights protected. Passengers in vehicles have rights too. If a driver was negligent in their actions while you were an occupant in their vehicle and a crash takes place that causes you injuries, you have the right to pursue a claim for compensation to help you pay for your damages. The Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are Janesville automobile accident attorneys who will fight on your behalf and look out for your best interests.
The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will guide you and answer all of your questions during the personal injury claim process. Call us today to discuss your situation during a completely free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 2439686 for residents of Illinois. One of our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys is looking forward to discussing your accident situation with you.
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