Pedestrian Accidents Are a Serious Problem in Wisconsin

Jan. 10, 2013

Pedestrian accidents are a serious problem in the United States, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that pedestrians are one and a half times more likely than car passengers to be killed in an auto accident. In Wisconsin, the number of pedestrian accidents is increasing, with data showing that around 60 pedestrians die and another 1,600 people are injured by this type of collision each year.

An article from WQOW 18 News touched on these dangers when it discussed the death of a pedestrian earlier this week. Reports indicate the incident occurred at around 6 p.m. last Wednesday afternoon in Independence, Wisconsin. The victim was attempting to cross the street when an oncoming vehicle struck her. The impact of the accident left the victim with a personal injury resulting in her death before rescue crews could arrive at the scene.

While the driver of the vehicle responsible for the crash was taken to the hospital for toxicology testing, authorities do not believe that drugs or alcohol were a contributing factor to the accident.

The Appleton personal injury lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham know how devastating losing a loved one due to an unforeseen accident can be. That is why the firm would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim.