Car accidents sometimes involve pedestrians. Roadways are teeming with numerous obstacles for drivers to avoid. When one of those obstacles is a person, failure to stop can result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries. In connection with a recent car accident, a Wisconsin woman was charged criminally after the vehicle she was driving struck a pedestrian. She recently entered a plea of no contest to one of the charges.
A man was apparently walking with a group of friends that were in the process of crossing a street when he was struck by a passing vehicle. The authorities say that the driver did not stop after the collision and was later stopped by a police officer who observed her fail to stop at a red light. The vehicle reportedly reportedly had front end damage and a cracked windshield. When the police officer approached the car window, he claims that the driver smelled of alcohol and exhibited signs of intoxication.
The driver was arrested in connection with the accident involving the pedestrian, which was caught on film by a security camera outside a local business. Her no contest plea covered the charge of injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle. Two additional charges were dropped at that time. Sentencing has been scheduled for late in the month of July, and the driver could face a maximum of 27.5 years in prison and possible fines totaling nearly $75,000.
The condition of the victim was not reported. In this case, and for many other accidents involving pedestrians in Wisconsin, victims who have been injured by a passing vehicle may have reason to file a personal injury claim. If the evidence documents that the driver negligently caused the collision, the party found responsible may be required to pay the injured victim for the monetary damages sustained as a result of the car accident.
Source: fox6now.com, “Katelyn Kramsky, accused in hit-and-run crash, pleads no contest“, Cary Docter, June 17, 2014