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Drunk driving car accidents take the lives of many students

Law enforcement authorities say that a drunk driver recently killed a 24-year old University of Wisconsin-Madison student just a month before she was due to receive her master's degree in economics. Tragically, many young students facing bright futures lose their lives in car accidents involving drunk drivers. Reportedly, this tragedy occurred shortly after 7:30 p.m. on a recent Saturday.

A police report indicates that the student was struck by a car while she was on the sidewalk. Two other pedestrians apparently suffered minor injuries that were attended to at the accident scene. However, the graduate student suffered critical injuries. Emergency responders rushed her to a medical facility, but she succumbed to her injuries later.

Officers reported that they suspect the driver who struck the woman was under the influence of alcohol when the accident happened. Paramedics transported him to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries. He was subsequently arrested and is now in custody. It appears likely that he will face formal drunk driving charges relating to the fatal accident.

The surviving family members of this student -- who was from China -- can pursue financial relief by filing a wrongful death claim in a Wisconsin civil court. Lawsuits following fatal car accidents can be complicated, and many people choose to seek the guidance and support of an experienced personal injury attorney to handle the legal proceedings for them. The successful presentation by the attorney may lead to a monetary judgment to cover financial losses and emotional damages sustained.

Source: dailycardinal.com, "UW-Madison graduate student killed in potential drunk driving crash", Noah Habenstreit, April 16, 2017

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