A suspect has been charged in a deadly hit-and-run crash that took the life of a 39-year-old man. The accident occurred on Friday, Oct. 20 in Racine. The victim was riding his bike with his 15-year-old son, when around 9:45 p.m., the suspect, a 27-year-old man, struck the father and kept driving, according to those who witnessed the accident.
The 15-year-old son, who was riding his bike on the sidewalk, was not physically injured in the accident. Multiple witnesses and first responders desperately tried to save the father, who was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident.
The suspect was discovered due to a phone call made to dispatchers by his father. The father of the suspect called dispatchers to inform them that his son was involved in an accident with his silver Cadillac and provided his location to the police.
The suspect was contacted by police and interviewed. He told them he was traveling home from Milwaukee. A breath test conducted by police came back with a reading of 0.0 percent, indicating that drugs and alcohol were not present at the time of the accident.
The suspect informed police that he was changing radio stations and took his eyes off the road. He said he continued to drive because he thought he hit a mailbox. He also told police he called his father because his father holds the insurance on the car and owns the car. The complaint said that the suspect showed remorse when told he struck and killed a person.
Suffering the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another is devastating. Milwaukee car accidents can cause unspeakable pain. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you with your case.
Source: Fox6, “Racine man charged in wake of hit-and-run crash that killed 39-year-old father,” Oct. 23, 2017