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Wisconsin woman watches sister die in car accident

Two Wisconsin sisters were so close that they worked and lived together. Their morning routine had been the same for 15 years. Tragically, the morning of Feb. 24 was the last time the two would ever be together because one of the sisters died in a pedestrian vs. car accident.

The pair had just gotten of a bus early that morning. As they attempted to cross the street of a Milwaukee intersection, the traffic signal turned green. One sister yelled to the other to wait, but it was too late. She watched her sister get struck by an SUV.

According to the surviving sister, the 53-year-old driver of the SUV did not even apply his brakes before hitting the other woman. The driver pulled to the side of the road and dialed 911. However, by the time help arrived, the woman had passed away.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with officers as they conducted the investigation into this tragedy. Investigators determined that the man was not speeding when he collided with the woman. No information on whether the driver will be cited or charged in the incident was provided.

Nevertheless, the victim's sister, or another eligible family member, may choose to commence a wrongful death claim against the SUV driver in connection with the pedestrian vs. car accident. If negligence on the part of that driver is proved to the satisfaction of a civil court, an award of damages may be considered. Financial damages allowable under Wisconsin law may not bring back this woman's sister, but they could provide some relief for the monetary losses inevitably sustained after the sudden death of a loved one.

Source: wisn.com, Woman struck, killed by SUV in Milwaukee identified, Ben Hutchison and Christina Palladino, Feb. 24, 2014

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