Marinette, WI (July 15, 2023) – Around 2:18 a.m. on Saturday morning, July 15, a man was killed in a fatal hit-and-run bicycle accident on a bridge in Marinette.
According to Marinette Police, the accident happened on the Highway 41 Interstate Bridge. Police received multiple calls about an individual who was riding on his bicycle in the area when he was suddenly struck by the driver of a passenger vehicle. The driver of the vehicle that struck the bicyclist did not remain on the scene following the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The bicyclist, identified only as a local 48-year-old male, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries even though officers attempted life-saving measures.
Police worked to find the driver responsible for the accident after it occurred. They later identified a person of interest and located the driver and vehicle involved. The person of interest is said to be cooperating with the police.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost due to this accident.
Bicycle Accidents in Wisconsin
Bicycle accidents are known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents on our roads. This is due to the fact that bicyclists have no protection from harm in the event of an accident against any vehicle. In 2016, it was reported that 918 accidents involving bicyclists took place in the state of Wisconsin. Bicyclists who ride in Wisconsin are actually less likely to become involved in a collision than many other states in the U.S. from a statistical standpoint, but they still happen. If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal bicycle accident, speaking with an attorney is in your best interests moving forward.
From the moment that your loved one has been taken from you in a bicycle accident, you may wonder where you can turn. Many families are left to pick up the financial pieces after an accident that has taken a loved one. While you grieve, this can be a stressful time in your life. You may be left with a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own. Luckily, there are many parties who can bring a successful wrongful death claim after a bicycle accident, such as the following:
- Parents of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Spouse of the deceased
You have options after a fatal bicycle accident and should speak with a dedicated and knowledgeable Marinette bicycle accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Our attorneys at Zerbst & Kluck, S.C. are here to help you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal bicycle crash. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling during these difficult times. Our attorneys will stand by your side as you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact a bicycle accident attorney in Marinette at (608) 471-5365 to find out what we can do to help you at this time.
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