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Driver killed in multi-vehicle semi-truck accident

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The Leader-Telegram reported on January 8 that one driver was been killed after a multi-vehicle pile up between three semi-trucks on I-94 early Wednesday morning. Steven A. Danziesen, 59, was reported killed after the accident involving himself and two other drivers, Abdi Omar Diriye, 27, and Shon A. Stefan, 48.

Authorities are unsure what exact circumstances led to the accident. State Patrol Lt. Dori Petznikck says that it’s “too early to tell” the cause, but investigations are ongoing. Early reports indicate that Diriye was traveling slowly in the right-hand lane of I-94. He had pulled aside due to mechanical problems, and authorities believe that he had his flashers operational. It is believed that Danziesen’s truck slammed into the rear of Diriye’s, and then Stefan’s vehicle clipped the back of Danziesen’s. Stefan’s vehicle then veered sharply into the median.

Stefan and Diriye were both taken to the Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire for medical treatment, Stefan for life-threatening injuries and Diriye for non-life-threatening injuries.

When you are involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler vehicle, you could be facing huge medical bills in addition to severe physical injuries. If you or the authorities are unsure who is at fault for the accident, it’s more important than ever to talk with a lawyer about your legal options. You may be due financial compensation if a truck driver caused you injury. Contact the attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® today by calling our Madison offices at (800) 242-2874 to learn more about how we might be able to help you.