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64-year-old pedestrian hit and killed by pickup truck

When a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle on the streets of Wisconsin, serious injuries and oftentimes death can occur. Pedestrian accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, but when a person is walking across the street in a designated crosswalk and a driver hits the pedestrian, that driver may be held liable for the accident and may face charges.

A 25-year-old man who may have been under the influence of an intoxicant caused a pedestrian accident in West Allis, Wisconsin recently. Authorities are still investigating the accident and have warrants to search the driver’s vehicle and cellphone. They say they are looking into allegations that the driver was intoxicated when the collision occurred on March 8. He was the only person in the vehicle at the time; there are no indications that he was injured in the crash.

The pedestrian was a 64-year-old woman from Wauwatosa who was crossing S. 84th St at around 3:15 p.m. She was struck by a pickup truck driven by the man as he was turning off of W. Schlinger Ave. onto S. 84th St. The woman suffered blunt force trauma to her head and was taken to the hospital. She died two days after the accident.

This fatal accident appears to be the result of one man’s decision to drive intoxicated. The family of the woman who was killed may wish to consult with a personal injury attorney to discuss their rights to compensation for the woman’s medical expenses and funeral costs.

Source: Journal Sentinel, “Charges pending in West Allis crash that killed Wauwatosa pedestrian,” Ashley Luthern, Mar. 18, 2014

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