October 9 , 2020 | Pedestrian Accidents
The fall is beginning to arrive in Wisconsin. With the fall weather, many Wisconsinites are taking advantage of it to engage in outdoor activities such as yard work, outdoor sports, running and going for walks. Because of the potential presence of pedestrians on or near the roadway, drivers need to take precautions to help prevent accidents and keep both themselves and pedestrians safe. Recently, an accident occurred in Milwaukee, which involved several pedestrians.
The accident occurred on Friday, October 2 at approximately 3:45 am. The accident occurred when a vehicle struck four pedestrians as they were crossing the street near North Water Street and East Brady Street. After colliding with the pedestrians, the driver of the motor vehicle fled the scene of the accident. Law enforcement officials responded to the scene of the collision. One of the pedestrians was seriously injured from the collision and was transported to the hospital to receive treatment for the injuries that were sustained. The three other pedestrians who were struck by the vehicle were also transported to the hospital to receive treatment for non-life threatening injuries that were sustained in the collision. Law enforcement officials are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the accident and are seeking the driver of the vehicle involved.
Accidents involving pedestrians can have extremely serious consequences for the pedestrian. This is why it is of the utmost importance that drivers practice safe driving to help keep themselves and others on the roadways safe. Drivers should always ensure that they are adhering to all driving laws and regulations. Drivers should also make sure that they are not engaging in activities such as distracted driving, which takes the drivers attention away from the roadway. By practicing safe driving, drivers can contribute to making the roadways safer for all.