Because motor vehicles are part of the everyday lives of millions of people across the United States, drivers may take for granted the potential harm they can cause if they are involved in an accident. Unfortunately, a car accident in Wisconsin illustrates this harm after a woman was killed in a rollover crash. Both the driver of the vehicle in which the woman was riding and his twin brother now face criminal charges.
The incident happened just after 6 a.m. on a day in mid-November. Police say that they received a call about a vehicle stopped on an interstate off-ramp with two men fighting outside of it. The two men allegedly continued on the interstate in the vehicle before police arrived.
However, rescue workers received calls regarding a rollover accident approximately 10 minutes later. Police say that a 33-year-old man was driving the vehicle when it exited the road and rolled over. A 29-year-old woman riding in the vehicle was reportedly ejected in the crash and died as a result of the injuries she suffered. The driver and his twin brother were both arrested on drug charges.
Police say that the investigation into the initial reported altercation and the cause of the accident is ongoing. In the meantime, a family is now left to cope with the loss of their loved one as a result of the Wisconsin car accident. If the woman’s death was the result of negligence, her surviving family members may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the party or parties believed to be responsible.