• December 12, 2022

Yonos Abraham, Marc Shaner Injured in Semi-Truck Accident in Paris Township, WI

Paris Township, WI -- December 9, 2022, Yonos Abraham and Marc Shaner were injured following an accident involving two semi-trucks.

Investigators said that the incident happened at around 6:00 a.m. along US Highway 151 in the Paris Township area.

Grant County officials said that 39-year-old Yonos Abraham was traveling northbound on US 151 at the time when his tractor-trailer somehow lost control and went into oncoming lanes. There, the truck crashed with a southbound semi-truck driven by 61-year-old Marc Shaner.

Abraham was said to have life-threatening injuries while Shaner's injuries were said to be minor. Weather conditions were slick at the time due to rain and snow. Additional details are unavailable.

Commentary on Yonos Abraham, Marc Shaner Semi-Truck Accident in Paris Township

My main concern with accidents like this is whether or not the authorities are truly giving it the attention it deserves. There are several factors playing into that. One is the weather. As dangerous as winter weather conditions are, authorities will often just blame the slick roads without actually considering how the drivers' involved behaved on those roads. Were they speeding? Are their tires in good condition? Did someone cut them off? Weather alone is rarely to blame for a serious crash.

Yonos Abraham, Marc Shaner Injured in Semi-Truck Accident in Paris Township, WI

Secondly, when it comes to commercial vehicle wrecks, there are often unique hurdles to overcome. Authorities don't always have the tools or experience to do so on their own. A serious truck wreck involving two commercial vehicles is only going to present more significant challenges, which is why I wouldn't move forward on a situation like this without being certain investigators were getting all the facts.

One way or another, something went wrong here, and people got hurt. Waiting around for authorities to get answers may leave the victims and families out in the wind with none of the tools they need to get help. That's why steps to seek out more experienced allies is often the more prudent path forward, and the same could very well prove true here, as well.

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