When a person gets behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol, there is an increased chance that he or she could cause an accident. Taking this one step further, this person could cause an accident that harms or kills somebody else.
According to recent reports, a vehicle potentially driven by a drunk driver crashed into a group of pedestrians. As a result, a UW-Madison graduate student was killed and two others were injured.
The 24-year-old woman was immediately transported to the hospital for the treatment of critical injuries, however, she passed away later in the evening.
According to police, the woman was standing on the sidewalk when the vehicle struck her at approximately 7:38 p.m.
In addition to the woman who was killed, two others were treated at the scene for non-life threatening injuries. This is in addition to the driver who was treated at a local hospital for serious injuries.
After receiving treatment, the driver was taken into police custody for suspicion of driving under the influence.
The UW-Madison Dean of Students had the following to say in a press release through the school:
“Our thoughts are with her family and friends. She was due to receive her master’s degree in economics next month, which makes her loss especially painful.”
This type of story shows that one mistake by a driver can change a person’s life forever. In this case, the driver of the vehicle is believed to have been intoxicated at the time of the accident. Despite the fact that police are taking action, this unfortunately does nothing to bring the woman back to life.
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