Eight vehicles were involved in four separate accidents within minutes of each other on the Bridge Street bridge in Wausau Wednesday evening.
According to officials with the Wausau Police Department, three two-vehicle accidents occurred in the eastbound lanes of Bridge Street, and another in the westbound lane, shortly after 5:00 p.m. Police Capt. Dwayne Dachel said he was not sure what caused the first accident.
Lt. Mark Pankow said the first accident distracted drivers. "People were not attentive and there was quite a bit of traffic," Pankow said. "People were looking at the accidents instead of looking at the road."
A Salvation Army worker, 18 year-old Brandon Aston, said he could hear cars colliding down the road. "I don't know how you get this many at once," Aston said. "People just need to pay more attention when they drive."
The four accidents resulted in one injury. A woman sustained minor injuries when her face struck a steering wheel during a collision, Dachel said. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
If you have been injured in a Wausau auto accident caused by another party, you may be entitled to financial compensation. For more information on victims' rights in the wake of a crash, please contact a Wausau personal injury attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.