Chilton, WI (June 21, 2023) – Around 9:13 p.m. on the night of Saturday, June 17, a man was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident on a roadway in Chilton.
According to Chilton Police, the accident happened on East Main Street around the area of Madison Street. Police confirmed that a vehicle was headed eastbound being operated by 77-year-old Robert Cullen. The driver suddenly struck a pedestrian who was walking in the area. The pedestrian was allegedly walking across the street, and the driver did not see them until it was too late.
Paramedics and several other local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. The pedestrian, who has since been identified as 73-year-old Kenneth Vogt of Chilton, was flown to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center for serious injuries. He was tragically pronounced dead while there on Monday, June 19.
A large portion of the road was blocked in the area for some time following the accident, which led to extensive traffic delays.
No further details have been released, but the investigation into the collision remains ongoing.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim who lost his life as a result of this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Wisconsin
In 2021, over 7,000 people were killed as a result of fatal pedestrian accidents in the U.S., which is more than in four decades. In just Wisconsin alone, 54 pedestrians lost their lives in accidents involving vehicles. Because pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident, these accidents are likely to lead to serious injuries or take the lives of those involved. Many individuals do not know where they can turn when a loved one has been taken from them prematurely in a fatal pedestrian crash. If you have sustained these immense losses, speaking with a legal advocate is in your best interests.
The loss of a loved one due to a pedestrian accident is never easy to face on your own. It is normal to have a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own after a fatal pedestrian crash. There are many people who can successfully bring a wrongful death claim after one of these collisions. These include the following:
- Parents of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Spouse of the deceased
- Personal representative of the estate
You have many options after losing someone you love in a fatal accident. Speaking with a Chilton pedestrian accident attorney is one of the best steps that you can take during these difficult times.
Our skilled attorneys at Zerbst & Kluck S.C. are here to assist you after your life has been upended by a fatal pedestrian accident. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you and your family in the event of a fatality. As you grieve, you should not have to worry about the stress of a wrongful death claim. We will handle the complicated parts for you so that you do not have to. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Chilton at (608) 471-5365 for more information on your options.
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