Westport, WI (February 08, 2020) – A drunk driving accident took place on Friday night around 11:00 p.m. A drunk Waunakee man was driving on State Highway 113 right outside of Madison when he crashed into a vehicle carrying a family of four.
The family was traveling on County Highway H when they turned onto State Highway 113. They were then struck by the drunk driver, identified as Kevin Abbott-Strittmatter, Jr.
The family of four all sustained injuries and required ambulance transportation to the hospital for treatment. Abbott-Strittmatter, Jr. was also transported to the hospital sustaining non-life threatening injuries.
After treatment, Abbott-Strittmatter, Jr. was arrested for OWI causing injury Abbott-Strittmatter, Jr. and booked into Dane County Jail. He was also cited for failure to stop at a stoplight, driving without insurance, and having open intoxicants in the vehicle when the police arrived.
Our thoughts are with the injured family in hopes of a full recovery for each individual.
Drunk Driving Injury Accidents In Westport
There were 190 fatalities in Wisconsin in 2015 during crashes where alcohol was a factor. Injuries reported from alcohol-related crashes totaled 2,900 that year in the state. Being arrested for drunk driving can lead to fines, jail time, loss of license, and massive expenses. Statistics show that drunk drivers are a part of approximately one in three deaths in car accidents in the United States. In 2010, there were millions of incidents reported across the country in 2010 alone.
The Janesville personal injury attorneys at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices have helped victims of tragic accidents perpetrated by negligent drivers obtain the compensation they deserve to help them with their damages. Our team has experience providing legal representation for both wrongful death cases as well as personal injury cases. The Rockford wrongful death attorneys at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will represent your best interests when you have been wronged by another party.
Call us today to set up a free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 2439686 for residents of Illinois. One of our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys will help you with your wrongful death claim.
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