Mount Pleasant, WI (May 27, 2023) – A man was killed in a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident that took place in Mount Pleasant on Friday night, May 26.
According to Mount Pleasant Police Department officials, the accident happened around 10:08 p.m. at 3300 State Highway 32. Police confirmed that a man was on the roadway when multiple vehicles attempted to swerve around him. A southbound dark gray Honda Accord then struck the pedestrian and fled the scene of the crash. The vehicle is expected to have extensive damage to its front end.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, identified as a 49-year-old man from Racine, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for some time as police worked to clear the scene. Police did not say if they located the driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the pedestrian whose life was lost in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Wisconsin
Pedestrians are offered special protections on our roads, with these individuals having the right-of-way in many areas. Even with crosswalks and special walkways in many areas, pedestrians are still involved in many serious collisions every year. In 2020, it was reported that a total of 1,133 pedestrian accidents took place in Wisconsin. These accidents resulted in 53 fatalities and 1,117 injured victims. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. If you have sustained these immense losses, it is crucial that you speak with a legal advocate that you and your family can trust.
The loss of a loved one can leave you in a difficult position that you are not prepared to face on your own. While you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you should not have to worry about the many bills that pile up against you. There are many parties who can successfully bring a wrongful death lawsuit after one of these accidents. These include the following:
- A spouse
- A child
- A parent
- The personal representative of the loved one’s estate
If you have lost someone close to you in an accident, you should move forward with the help of an experienced Mount Pleasant pedestrian accident attorney.
At Zerbst & Kluck, S.C., we understand that no amount of money can bring back a loved one or help your life return to normal. However, we would like to assist you in retaining the compensation that you deserve so that you can move forward on a financial level. Our attorneys will negotiate on your behalf with the insurance companies and help you achieve the compensation that you deserve during these difficult times. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Mount Pleasant at (608) 471-5365 for more information on your options at this time.
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