Milwaukee auto insurance companies took notice on the shocking car accident that ended the life of a 23 year old woman near the intersection of 27th street and St Paul Avenue in Milwaukee.
According to the police report, Taquenda Daniels was driving a minivan travelling northbound on N. 27th St, when she ran a red light and collided with a black Lincoln LS, which in turn collided with a third car.
Daniels was thrown from the van and pinned underneath. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Reports also stated that she was driving at a high speed rate when the accident occurred.
For tragic cases such as this one, Milwaukee auto insurance policies acting under Wisconsin motor vehicles laws must provide a minimum liability coverage of $50,000 for injury or death of a person in an auto accident, $100,000 for injury or death of two or more people and $15,000 for property damage.
The other two occupants in Daniels’ vehicle were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The drivers of the two other automobiles, the only passengers, were also taken for medical attention, without life-threatening consequences.
In cases like this a thorough investigation should be in order, as insurance companies have to determine, among other factors, if drivers have enough rest or if cars involved are in good technical conditions.
Also, Milwaukee auto insurance adjusters have to ponder on urban projects that might have affected the evolution of the accident in any way and prior history of car wrecks in that specific intersection.
In that sense, the City Engineer for Milwaukee, Jeffrey Polenske, said that a paving project for the intersection has been planned for years, but other more urgent developments have delayed the enterprise, reason enough for Milwaukee auto insurance firms to look at the matter more closely, for the sake of avoiding further unnecessary casualties.
In addition, The North 27th St and St Paul Avenue intersection has a history of fatal accidents. On New Year`s Day, a New Berlin couple was killed when they stopped at the red light on St Paul Av and 17 year-old Kelly Duke charged at the rear of their car, killing them instantly. Ms Duke has to stand trial on October for the incident.
Mr. Polenske says that the intersection is well designed and perfectly safe. “We can certainly design intersections to be as safe as possible, but ultimately, it comes down to the actual motorists and the decisions those motorists are making on how safe a particular intersection is going to be”, declared Polenske.
Even though the deceased was speeding at the time of the accident, Milwaukee auto insurance companies and lawyers have an interesting case to look into more attentively as the city of Milwaukee has postponed indefinitely the necessary fixing for this particular area, increasing the chances of more accidents happening and more families torn apart by the tragic loss of a loved one.
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