Sheboygan, WI (July 7, 2023) – Around 8 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, July 4, a pedestrian male was killed in a fatal accident in Sheboygan.
According to Sheboygan County officials, the accident happened at 2800 Enterprise Drive. Police confirmed that a pedestrian male was walking correctly against traffic on the shoulder of the road when he was suddenly struck behind by the driver of a minivan. The man was thrown off the side of the road and into a ditch due to the force of the collision.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, identified as 74-year-old Jan Richmond, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.
Police confirmed that the driver of the minivan, identified as a 37-year-old man from Sheboygan, was apprehended by police for their role in the accident. There are pending charges at this time.
The roadway was blocked in the area for some time after the accident.
No further details have been released at this time. The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Wisconsin
Wisconsin sees a large percentage of pedestrian accidents every year, and these collisions have just been happening more commonly. In 2021, it was reported that 50 pedestrian fatalities took place in Wisconsin while these numbers grew to 75 in 2022. Pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident with any vehicle, which means that they are likely to lose their lives in an accident. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident, you and your family should be aware of the fact that you have options moving forward.
Losing a loved one in any accident can be a traumatic experience. As a pedestrian, you hope that drivers will always be on the lookout. However, a fatal accident can actually happen within seconds. Bringing a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one can be a complex matter, especially if you have never dealt with one of these claims in the past. There are deadlines you have to meet and liability issues that come into play. If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you seek assistance from a Sheboygan pedestrian accident attorney.
At Zerbst & Kluck, S.C., our attorneys are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident. We understand how overwhelming it can be after you have lost somebody you love, especially on emotional and financial levels. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. These include some of the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost income and future lost income
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pain and suffering
Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Sheboygan at (608) 471-5365 for more information on your available options.
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