Kiel, WI (June 1, 2023) – A young woman was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident that took place at a Kiel intersection on the morning of Wednesday, May 31.
According to Kiel Police, the collision happened around 10 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 67 and Persnickety Place. Police confirmed that a woman was walking across the street at the intersection when she was allegedly struck by a passenger vehicle due to reasons that are not yet known.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to assist the pedestrian. The victim, identified as a 22-year-old woman, was rushed to a local hospital by medical helicopter. She was tragically pronounced deceased while there due to her injuries. It is not believed that anybody in the vehicle that struck her was injured.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for some time after the collision. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
No further details have been released, but the investigation into the collision continues. Police will update with more information as it is available.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the pedestrian whose life was lost in this collision.
Pedestrian Accidents in Wisconsin
Though pedestrian accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents in Wisconsin, they still happen every year. Because pedestrians have no protection from harm in an accident, they are likely to sustain catastrophic injuries and even lose their lives when these collisions occur. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, in 2021, 54 pedestrians lost their lives in Wisconsin pedestrian accidents. If you and your family have prematurely lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you may be feeling alone and confused. It is important that you have legal help on your side after an accident.
It can be difficult to get back on your feet after you have sustained the immense loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident. One of the best ways that you and your family can move forward financially during these incredible times of grief is by speaking with an attorney and bringing a wrongful death claim. There are many parties who can successfully bring one of these claims, which include the following:
- A spouse of the deceased
- A parent of the deceased
- A child of the deceased
- A personal representative of the estate
If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, you should speak with a dedicated Kiel pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible.
At Zerbst & Kluck, S.C., our attorneys are here to help you and your family get back on your feet after you have lost somebody close to you in an accident. We want to help you gain the confidence that you need to fight the insurance company during one of the most difficult times of your life. We will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial aspects. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Kiel at (608) 471-5365 to find out what we can do for you at this time.
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