Wilmington, DE (May 18, 2022) – Police in Wilmington were at the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident on Saturday, May 14th. The crash took place around 2:30 a.m in the 2100 block of North Market Street.
According to an initial report from the area, the 54-year-old man was walking near the roadway when he was hit by a vehicle. The pedestrian, who was not identified, was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The driver of the vehicle fled the area after striking the driver. Police have not provided a description of the vehicle or the suspect at this time. A search for the driver is ongoing.
Anyone with any information on the collision is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department. There are no additional details available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal pedestrian accident in Wilmington. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Delaware
A fatal car accident can happen very suddenly and unexpectedly. Victims of these crashes are often innocent motorists or pedestrians, minding their own business when they come into contact with a negligent driver. Although the driver is legally required to remain at the scene of the accident, some motorists choose to flee the scene, hoping to avoid responsibility for their actions. When the motorist is later apprehended, they will face both civil and criminal liability for the accident that they caused.
Hit-and-run accident cases present complicated scenarios. In some cases, the other driver is never located. If you or a loved one have been affected by a hit-and-run accident in Delaware, it is important to speak with a skilled attorney who can thoroughly investigate your case and help you get the compensation that you deserve as a result of the accident. Your lawyer can explore the facts of the case and can help locate any available insurance policies that can provide coverage for your injuries.
Here at Murphy & Landon, our firm can help during your time of greatest need. We have assisted hundreds of clients located throughout Delaware when they have experienced a loss because of someone else’s carelessness. Our firm will always stand up for you and will protect your legal rights at all costs. We are not afraid or intimidated by the insurance company and we will have your back every step of the way. During this time of need, you can rest assured that we are fighting for you as you turn your focus to more important matters following a serious accident.
Our team is standing by to take your call. Before you speak with the insurance company, give us a call so that we can guide you through this time. Our personal injury lawyers in Wilmington can help. Our consultations are no obligation and are always free for potential and prospective clients. To speak with us and to schedule your free consultation, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call any time at (302) 472-8100.
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