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Driver kills two pedestrians in separate accidents

An accident that involves a vehicle and a pedestrian can be extremely dangerous in Wisconsin because the pedestrian is not protected by their own vehicle. In a pedestrian accident, there are often fatal consequences of the accident, or long recovery times and intense medical treatment for the pedestrian. Even when it appears that the driver was not distracted or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, if he or she has a history of driving in an unsafe manner, they may be held accountable for the accident.

Although it is believed that the driver was not impaired or distracted while driving, a man was recently involved in an auto pedestrian accident for the second time in a period of a year. Both accidents caused fatal injuries to the pedestrians, and extreme emotional distress to the driver, according to his attorney.

The first accident happened a little over a year before the second while the man was returning home from work, and he claims he simply did not see the woman. The second accident occurred as a pedestrian crossed the street in front of the same driver’s vehicle, and the driver has not been charged with any crime.

Although there is no evidence the man was impaired while driving, the family of both of the pedestrians are left with expensive burial costs and the loss of future wages, along with emotional pain and suffering. Because the driver has been involved in two fatal auto-pedestrian accidents, the family members of the deceased may have a case for wrongful death against the driver, and may be entitled to money to help with the changes they are facing.

Source: The Republican, “Edwin Simonetty of Springfield identified as victim in pedestrian accident in city’s North End,” George Graham, May 16, 2013

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