Sand Lakes, WI (August 19, 2023) – A young woman lost her life as a result of a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred in Sawyer County.
The accident was reported to officials at around 650 a.m. on August 18.
Law enforcement reports indicate that an 18-year-old woman was struck by a 2011 Ford F350 pickup truck, which was driven by a 16-year-old, in the area near Snowmobile Trail 31 and Sissabagama Road in Sand Lake. The woman was severely injured as a result of the crash.
Emergency medical services rushed to the scene of the accident to provide care for the victim. While en route to an area hospital, the woman passed away from her injuries.
The crash is being investigated.
Our condolences are with the family of the woman who died in this crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Wisconsin
Year after year, countless people continue to die as a result of these preventable accidents here in Wisconsin. Unfortunately, there are far too many instances where pedestrians lose their lives as a result of these accidents.
There are several factors that contribute to these accidents frequently in our state. Some of the most common causes of these accidents include:
- Speeding Drivers: When drivers operate their vehicles at too high of a speed, they have less time to react if pedestrians travel in front of them to cross the road. As a result, they are likely to strike pedestrians in the area.
- Distracted Drivers: driving while distracted can include engaging in activities like talking on the phone, texting while behind the wheel, or even talking to a passenger. If a driver is not paying attention to the road, they might not see a pedestrian until it’s too late.
- Drivers Who Fail to Yield: Pedestrians have the right of way in many situations, but all too often, drivers fail to stop or yield as they pass through busy intersections or crosswalks across our state.
After losing a loved one, a Sand Lake wrongful death lawyer can help your family seek compensation for some of the losses and the damages that you are left to endure. Following the loss of a loved one, your family may be able to recover financial compensation to alleviate the impacts of funeral and burial expenses, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and a variety of other damages you face. Taking quick legal action is crucial when it comes to providing yourself with the best opportunity to get justice and hold the negligent driver accountable.
At Zerbst & Kluck, S.C., our Wisconsin personal injury attorneys are here to provide you with experienced legal representation so that you can get fair compensation for the losses and damages your family faces during this difficult time. We have the necessary resources and decades of knowledge to fight for your rights and make sure that you receive maximum compensation. For any questions or concerns regarding your case, reach out to our Wisconsin personal injury law firm today at (608) 471-5365 for a free consultation.
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