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Driver in custody after Wisconsin drunk driving car accident

The vast majority of people in Wisconsin likely cannot fathom intentionally causing harm to another human being. If accidental harm were caused, the idea of leaving a person to suffer without providing aid would seem cruel and heartless. As a result of an alleged hit-and run car accident, the family members of a deceased victim are questioning the actions of the driver believed to be at fault.

The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. one morning in early September. While many of the details are scarce, police say that a 36-year-old male driver struck a 51-year-old male pedestrian. Reports regarding the incident claim that the driver fled the scene of the accident.

Police say they were soon able to take the driver into custody. He is currently hospitalized as a result of injuries suffered in a separate incident, prior to the death of the pedestrian. He has now been charged with failing to render aid and homicide. Police believe that he was intoxicated at the time of the collision.

It is understandable that people who lost a loved one in such a tragic and unexpected manner have questions they would like answered. Additionally, a car accident often creates unexpected financial obstacles that may be difficult for grieving family members to overcome. Those in this situation in Wisconsin have the option of filing a civil lawsuit against the person believed to be responsible for a death. A successfully presented case may not only provide financial relief, but could also provide closure to grieving family members.

Source:, “UPDATE: One person in custody in fatal pedestrian accident”, Julie Carpenter Lotz, Sept. 5, 2015


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