A Wisconsin man was killed today when the truck he was driving was struck by a tire that fell from a school bus near Racine, WI. The tragic truck accident occurred on Wisconsin State Highway 20 near State Highway 75 in Racine County. According to reports, the school bus was returning to Chicago when its two rear wheels fell off. One of those errant tires struck the front of a pick-up truck the deceased was driving in the opposite direction on Highway 20. The driver of the pick-up truck suffered severe brain injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene of the fatal accident. The deceased was a 23 year old resident of East Troy, WI.
Reports indicate that none of the passengers aboard the Chicago bound school bus were injured. The bus was reportedly transporting a group of Chicago college students home from a day at Alpine Valley Ski Resort in East Troy, WI. No citations were issued at the scene of the fatal bus accident. The matter is still being investigated by local authorities.
Highway accidents involving large vehicles such as trucks or buses can be very severe. If you or someone you know has been involved in this type of accident, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible to investigate the accident and protect your rights.