Four Killed in Milwaukee After Car Hits Tree, Split in Half
Four people were killed last Friday when a Hyundai Elantra collided with a tree in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Details of the Severe Milwaukee Crash
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Hyundai Elantra was traveling faster than 70 miles per hour when the driver had lost control resulting in a fatal accident that ended with the vehicle being split in half.
According to the police, Larry G. Williams, the 29-year-old driver, was driving through the yellow light at high speed around 8.15 p.m. when the car rotated and hit a tree on West Townsend Street beside North 26th Street.
In the Hyundai carrying the family of five, Aryana M. Hill, 22, the mother, was sitting in the front passenger seat. Unfortunately, she did not wear her seat belt and suffered a fatal head injury. 2-year-old Yana Williams died due to the sustaining several blunt force injuries and a second child, 5-year-old Larry G. Williams IV, was transported to the hospital; however, he died later.
Another passenger, a 1-year-old girl, survived the accident. She is in a stable condition, and the doctors expect that she survives the situation.
The driver and father of the children died at Froedtert briefly after the crash. The deceased was a graduate of Marshall High School.
William’s aunt, Lisa Anderson, reports that she had no idea where the family was heading to when the accident happened. On Monday, autopsies were carried out successfully; however, reports regarding toxicology are still pending.
Since the accident, a GoFundMe page titled “Help the Williams’ Family” has created to help cover the cost of the family funeral.
Speed Driving Statistics
Authorities suggest speeding was a contributing factor in the collision. Unfortunately, speeding is among the most common unsafe driving behaviors. Here are some of the mind-boggling statistics about how speeding contribute to most accidents in the United States:
- According to the Insurance Information Institute, speeding-related accidents cost Americans a sum of $40.4 billion yearly.
- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Agency, speeding has led to the death of more than 10,111 people in 2016 alone. This figure accounts for more than a quarter (27%) of traffic fatalities
- The Bureau of Transportation reports that speeding remains the number one cited factor accounting for fatal highway crashes.
Avoiding Speed Driving Accident
To avoid finding yourself in a fatal crash due to excess speeding, take the following recommended steps:
- Make sure you gauge the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of yours.
- Permit yourself a lot of driving time to reach your destination. You should anticipate the unexpected and drive in preparation for it. This advice comes in handy during unpleasant weather.
- Stay calm while driving. Try to experience less stress when driving.
Contact an Experienced Automobile Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve. Our team of injury attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.