Life can change in an instant without reason or warning. Although it is somewhat of a cliche, that sentiment is nonetheless proven true over and over again in a wide variety of situations. For example, one moment a person can be doing something perfectly ordinary, like driving down the road. Before he or she knows what’s happening, another driver can make a move that irrevocably changes the life of everyone involved. A recent car accident that claimed the life of a 26-year-old Wisconsin man is a sad illustration of that fact.
According to reports from the sheriff’s department, the man was driving west on a Wisconsin highway when an oncoming car allegedly crossed the center line and collided with his vehicle. The impact of the two cars caused the man to suffer severe blunt force trauma. He also suffered serious injuries to his head and neck. The man died at the scene of the accident, according to reports from the county coroner’s office.
The 20-year-old man thought responsible for causing the accident was charged with murder via drunken driving. He also faces charges of driving with a suspended license. He remained incarcerated at the time of this report. Bail was set for $5,000 cash.
As this story sadly demonstrates, an unforeseen series of events can sometimes lead to disastrous consequences for everyone involved. The family members of the man who died in this car accident probably did not expect that they would never see their loved one again. In his absence, they retain the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If successful, it could provide the means for them to handle the end-of-life expenses and other financial losses they unexpectedly sustained.
Source: htrnews.com, Charges filed in fatal Manitowoc County crash, No author, Feb. 21, 2014