Jeff and Colleen Kennedy lost their son when a driver failed to stop after hitting the victim with his car. The driver claims he thought he hit a garbage can, so he continued driving. The new bill, signed by Governor Walker, requires drivers to stop regardless of what they have hit in the efforts to prevent another tragic death. The bill closes loopholes allowing drivers to say they did not realize they hit a person.
State legislators hope that the bill will help stop people from driving illegally, because they are forced to stop after hitting something. Many people that do not stop at scenes of accidents flee because they are committing some type of other crime, such as a suspended driver’s license.
Hit-and-run accidents can cause both physical and emotional trauma to victims and their families. If you or a loved one have been injured or killed due to a driver that failed to stop at the scene of an accident, please call Green Bay personal injury attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to review options of legal action available to you.