Milwaukee, WI (June 30, 2023) – On Thursday, June 29, a teenage boy was killed in a fatal bicycle accident that took place at a Milwaukee intersection.
According to Milwaukee Police, the accident happened around 2 p.m. at the intersection of 76th Street and Good Hope. Police confirmed that a driver was attempting to drive north in the area and started to make a U-turn at the intersection. This caused the first vehicle to collide with a second vehicle. The second vehicle went up onto the sidewalk as a result of the collision, hitting the young bicyclist and three parked vehicles. Police confirmed that the bicyclist was riding his bike on the sidewalk at the time of the crash.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help. The bicyclist, identified as a 13-year-old boy, was pinned between a car and a parked ATV in a nearby parking lot. He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. The driver of the second involved vehicle, a 22-year-old man, was injured and hospitalized.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for some time, which led to delays until police cleared the scene.
No further details have been released, but the investigation continues. Police will update with new information as it becomes available.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost due to this collision. We also hope that the injured victim receives a speedy recovery.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Wisconsin
Recent statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation have shown that people from Wisconsin are less likely to become injured in a bicycle accident than many other states in the U.S. However, this does not mean that these accidents happen without injuries or fatalities. In 2016, in fact, it was reported that 918 bicycle accidents took place in Wisconsin, taking the lives of 11 victims. If you have lost a loved one in a bike crash and you are unsure about where you can turn, you should speak with an attorney who has handled these claims in the past.
It is never easy to come to terms with a fatal bicycle accident, especially when a child has been taken from you prematurely in one of these accidents. The truth is, many bicycle accidents happen every year because drivers of passenger vehicles are not paying attention to the roads around them. There are many individuals who can be successful in bringing a wrongful death claim after a bicycle accident. These include the following:
- Parents of the deceased
- Spouse of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
It is crucial that you speak with a dedicated and knowledgeable Milwaukee bicycle accident attorney after you have lost someone you love in a fatal collision.
Moving forward after a fatal accident is not easy for families in any way. Luckily, our attorneys at Zerbst & Kluck, S.C. are here to attempt to lessen the stress that you are feeling associated with your claim so that you can get back on your feet. We are dedicated to helping you achieve compensation for a wide array of financial damages at this time. Please contact a bicycle accident attorney in Milwaukee at (608) 471-5365 to find out how we can assist you.
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