Waterville, WI (June 20, 2023) – A woman was killed in a fatal UTV accident that took place on a roadway in Waterville on the night of Sunday, June 18.
According to Pepin County officials, the accident happened around 9 p.m. on County Road Z near the area of County Road G. Police confirmed that a convoy of UTVs was traveling east on Road Z when one ran into a pile of gravel, causing it to overturn. The occupants inside the rolled UTV were ejected onto the roadway. And the UTV sustained damages.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The occupants inside the rolled UTV were identified as 47-year-old Richard Bignell Jr., 45-year-old Jessica Bignell, and 54-year-old Bradley Holz. Jessica was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Richard was hospitalized by medical helicopter, and Holz was rushed to a local hospital by ambulance. They are both in critical condition.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time after the collision. It is believed that the accident happened on a part of the road that was closed.
No further details have been released, but the investigation into the accident continues.
We want to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim who lost her life in this accident. We also hope that the seriously injured victims receive a speedy recovery.
UTV Accidents in Wisconsin
Though UTV and ATV accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents in Wisconsin, they still occur and lead to severe damages and injuries. On top of this, many individuals lose their lives in these collisions each year. In one year’s time, throughout the U.S., an average of 135,000 people are injured, and 700 lose their lives in horrific UTV accidents. Your life could be turned upside-down in the blink of an eye as you face the loss of a loved one due to an accident. Speaking with an attorney is in your best interests as you and your family move forward.
Losing somebody close to you in a UTV accident can affect your life on both emotional and financial levels. While you grieve the immense loss of a loved one taken prematurely in an accident, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that keep piling up. There are many parties who can successfully bring a wrongful death claim after a UTV accident. These include the following:
- Spouse of the deceased
- Parents of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
If you have sustained these losses, you should speak with a Waterville wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Because it can be challenging to face a wrongful death claim on your own, our attorneys at Zerbst & Kluck S.C. are here to assist you. We understand how overwhelming a fatal collision can be and want to provide you with the resources that you need at this time. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages, such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Please do not hesitate to contact a UTV accident attorney in Waterville at (608) 471-5365 to find out what we can do for you.
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