Cudahy, WI (May 21, 2023) – A teen lost her life in a fatal DUI accident that took place on a highway in Cudahy in the early morning hours of Sunday, May 21.
According to Milwaukee County officials, the accident happened around 2 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-794 around the area of Pennsylvania Avenue. Police confirmed that a 17-year-old female driver was speeding over 110 in the area when she lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle, a Chevy sedan, rolled over and crashed down an embankment.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the vehicle was found performing CPR on a 14-year-old girl when they arrived. The 14-year-old was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Two other individuals inside the vehicle were taken to the hospital with minor injuries but are expected to be okay.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested on charges of OWI and driving while under the influence of drugs. Other charges are pending at this time.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues. Police will update with new information as it becomes available.
Our sympathies and condolences are with the family of the victim whose life was taken in this accident. We also hope that the injured parties receive a speedy recovery.
Fatal DUI Accidents in Wisconsin
When you get behind the wheel of a car, you never expect that you will become involved in a serious accident. This is a reality for many people every year who become victims of drunk or drugged driving at the hands of negligent drivers. Between the years 2009 to 2018, it was reported that over 1,928 people were killed in fatal DUI accidents in the state of Wisconsin. Losing a loved one is never easy to face. Because of this, families should know that there are always options for recovery.
It is true that no amount of compensation can bring back a loved one whose life was taken prematurely by a drunk or drugged driver. However, financial compensation can help you and your family get on your feet financially as you face the grief caused by the loss of your loved one. It can be stressful to bring a wrongful death claim, especially knowing that there are deadlines to meet and insurance companies to deal with. This is why it is crucial that you have the help of a skilled Cudahy wrongful death attorney on your side after a fatal collision.
Our attorneys at Zerbt & Kluck, S.C. are here for you after you have lost a loved one in a fatal crash that was not their fault. You deserve to move forward during these difficult times and take time to grieve on your own without the stress of a legal claim. Our attorneys will handle all of these stressful aspects of your claim and help you gain peace of mind when you need it the most. We can help you recover damages for some of the following aspects:
- Medical bills your loved one incurred
- Lost income and future lost income
- Pain and suffering damages
- Funeral and burial costs
Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Cudahy at (608) 471-5365 to find out what options are available for you.
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