The sudden loss of a loved one in a motor vehicle accident is always difficult to handle. An already devastating situation is made that much worse when those involved in the incident leave the scene. Family members of two young people who recently died following a hit-and-run accident are facing this now. The two men were riding motorcycles when they were struck by a vehicle believed to be of the sport utility variety. Though this incident occurred in another part of the state, fatal hit-and-run crashes occur all too regularly in the Hudson area as well.
As we've said before in past posts, hit-and-run accidents often leave victims with the worst sense of injustice because the driver responsible for causing the accident sometimes goes unpunished. Some of our readers may know this frustration firsthand and may still be holding out hope that police find the driver and hold them accountable for their actions.
Sometimes, readers of our blog hear tragic stories about injuries and deaths in motor vehicle crashes that happen in nearby states. While these accidents may be happening to other people miles away from residents here in Wisconsin, the aftermath that victims and their families go through is relatively the same. And like residents here in Wisconsin, the people involved in these accidents may also want to seek compensation from the person who caused their injuries.
Wisconsin police still have not released the name of the 41-year-old Milwaukee man in their custody who they believe was involved in a serious hit-and-run accident just days ago. Although charges have not been pressed at this time, police do believe that alcohol was the reason for the man's reckless driving that could have claimed the life of a 23-year-old Marquette University student.