Janesville, WI (March 25, 2020) – A multi-vehicle accident took place in Janesville in the eastbound lanes on I-90 and East Racine Street. The crash was significant as it was between four semi-trailer trucks and a passenger vehicle.
Approximately 3 people sustained injuries as a result of the accident. The severity of the injuries has not been reported. It is unknown if any of the injured parties required transportation to the hospital for treatment.
Authorities with the Janesville Police Department were on the scene. JPD blocked off the accident scene closing the northbound lanes from traffic while they investigated. A fuel spill took place and time was needed for cleanup.
At 2:30 p.m. the lanes were still not reopened but a State Patrol spokesman said that they would be opened back up shortly. Traffic was routed up the exit ramp and down the entrance ramp on the other side of Racine Street as a result of the road closures.
The incident was called in during the afternoon on Wednesday at approximately 12:24 p.m. It is unclear at this time when the lanes were re-opened.
JPD is continuing to investigate the cause of the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured party in hopes of a full recovery.
Injury Crashes In Janesville
Up to 95% of all accidents are due to driver errors. At least 50% of accidents are a result of driver distractions such as eating and drinking, talking on a phone, or texting while driving. Speeding is a leading cause for accidents, and when speed is involved he injuries are often more severe. Almost 90% of drivers admit that they speed occasionally.
The Janesville automobile accident attorneys at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices know that it is a struggle to both heal from injuries and manage the aftermath of an accident. We care about helping victims who sustain injuries at the hands of another negligent and reckless party. We will fight on your behalf when you have major injuries so that you can get the compensation you need to get the care you require.
The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will guide you through the personal injury claim process. We will take on the insurance companies for you. Call us today to discuss your situation during a completely free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 243-9686 for residents of Illinois. One of our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys will help you with your personal injury claim.
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