When people reach the age of eighty, their families usually prepare themselves for their loved ones’ inevitable deaths, which may not be far off. However, accepting the deaths of elderly loved ones who died in a car accident that was caused by another party will naturally be hard to do. Such a tragedy claimed the lives of two people from another state who were involved in a collision in Wisconsin.
According to a crash report, the accident occurred on a recent Sunday evening in the Town of Bovina. A man and a woman, ages 82 and 83 years, were traveling on Highway 54 when another car crashed into theirs. Authorities allege the driver of that vehicle disregarded a stop sign.
Paramedics transported the three victims to a medical facility in New London. Sadly, the elderly couple did not survive the crash. They both died at the hospital. Reportedly, officials of the sheriff’s office suspect the 57-year-old driver of the other car of driving under the influence. They said the case is being reviewed, and charges against that driver are pending.
If the loss of a loved one in a car accident in Wisconsin was caused by the negligence of an alleged drunk driver, the surviving family members would be entitled to seek financial relief through the civil justice system. While no amount of money can make up for such a loss, a monetary judgment may ease the financial burden. An experienced wrongful death attorney is available to provide support and guidance throughout the legal procedures in a quest to recover both financial and emotional damages.
Source: wgntv.com, “Elderly couple killed in eastern Wisconsin from Illinois“, Dec. 20, 2017