April 11th, 2013|
April 11, 2013
A 19-year-old woman responsible for causing a Wisconsin Car Crash that claimed the lives of three friends was ordered to pay $70,000 in restitution to the families of the victims.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette stated the crash happened last year when the teen was driving more than 100 mph along Beechnut Road in Campbellsport, Wisconsin. Reports indicate the driver lost control of the vehicle moments before it flipped several times. The impact of the collision killed three teenage girls riding in the vehicle.
The driver was sentenced in November to one-year in jail, along with six-years of probation once she is released and 600 hours of community service.
On Wednesday, a restitution hearing was held where the parents of the victims could ask for reimbursement for expenses incurred as a result of the accident. Some of the costs included funeral and burial expenses, money for time taken from work, and funding for a memorial bench to be installed at each of the victim’s grave sites. The judge hearing the case sided with the families, saying full restitution should be paid considering the families “didn’t ask to be in this situation.”
The Appleton Personal Injury Attorneys at Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz recognize how difficult the loss of a loved one to an accident can be. The firm hopes the decision brings some closure to the families of the victims.
August 23rd, 2012|
Aug. 23, 2012
A 20-year-old Wisconsin man is facing charges in connection with a car accident that claimed the life of a young man and left himself and three other individuals seriously injured. The Oconto Times Herald reports the crash happened on June 15, just before 1 a.m. on Oak Orchard Road, just east of Abrams, Wisconsin.
Reports from the Oconto County Sheriff’s Department indicate the driver of a Toyota Scion was traveling at speeds in excess of 120 mph along the road when he suddenly lost control of the vehicle, spun out, and hit a ditch. Three passengers in the vehicle, a 17-year-old male along with two teenage girls, were ejected from the vehicle due to the force of the Appleton Car Accident.
The three backseat passengers were airlifted to local hospitals, where the two girls remain in critical condition and the young man died shortly after arrival. A male front seat passenger in the vehicle suffered minor injuries.
The driver was charged with one count of reckless homicide and three counts of reckless injury. He is expected back in court in early September to answer the charges.
The Appleton Personal Injury Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz understand how devastating an injury caused by another person’s negligence can be, and they encourage anyone who has been injured in an accident caused by a careless driver to explore their legal options.