Sun Prairie, WI – Update-Julie Ziegler Identified as Pedestrian Fatally Hit at W Main St
Sun Prairie, WI (April 15, 2020) – The pedestrian who was hit and killed crossing West Main Street, near Clarmar Drive was identified by the Dane County Medical Examiner on Wednesday as 46-year-old Julie Ziegler of Sun Prairie.
The incident took place at approximately 9:10 p.m. when Ziegler was hit by a vehicle crossing the road. Authorities arrived at the scene and transported Julie to the hospital where she later died. According to the medical examiner, Ziegler died from the injuries she sustained after being hit, but they are continuing to do testing.
The name of the driver who hit Ziegler has not been released by the police department. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team is helping the police analyze the incident. The investigation into the details of the crash remains ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time.
Our thoughts are with the family of Julie Ziegler.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Sun Prairie
Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to severe injury and death when they are hit by a vehicle. In 2016, there was a pedestrian hit and killed in a traffic accident every 1.5 hours in the United States. That same year, approximately 16% of traffic deaths in the nation were from pedestrian fatalities. In 2015, there were more pedestrian deaths reported than any other year since 1996.
After an accident where you tragically lost a loved one, you may be able to pursue compensation on their behalf. The Janesville wrongful death attorneys at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices can examine your case and determine if you have a case move forward with a wrongful death suit.
The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will be by your side helping you with your case and answering all of your questions about the wrongful death claim process. Call us today to set up a free consultation for residents of Wisconsin or for residents of Illinois. One of our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys is looking forward to meeting you.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.