New Castle, DE (June 1, 2022) – A passenger was killed in a crash that took place on Wednesday, June 1st in New Castle. The accident happened just after 2:00 a.m. on Route 13 near the exit for Basin Road.
According to Cpl. Jason Hatchell of the Delaware State Police, a 65-year-old man from Seaford was driving a 2017 Honda Pilot southbound on Route 13. The man was also hauling a U-Haul trailer at the time of the crash when he fell asleep and drifted onto the shoulder of the roadway. The car struck a raised curb and a road sign before rolling over and coming to rest on its roof. The vehicle ended up partially on the shoulder and partially in the travel lane.
Both the man and the woman were taken to a local hospital where they were treated for their injuries. The woman died at the hospital while the man was still being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Neither victim has been identified at this time.
The crash remains under investigation. There is no further information available.
We would like to extend our thoughts and condolences to those affected by this car accident in New Castle.
Fatal Accidents in Delaware
Delaware car accidents can happen at any time. While not all crashes will result in injuries, many of them will. A catastrophic collision can occur at any time and can affect innocent victims. In a recent year, approximately 115 motorists lost their lives in car accidents that happened across our state. A substantial number of these crash victims were killed in accidents that were not their fault. This can certainly be one of the most devastating and heartbreaking experiences that a family will have to endure.
The loss of a loved one is especially hard when your family member has been killed due to the actions of another motorist. Under Delaware law, you may have valuable and important legal rights. During this time, you should consult with a skilled attorney in order to understand your rights and to determine whether you are entitled to compensation.
Here at Murphy & Landon, we treat each client’s case as if it were our own. Our compassionate and caring attorneys will fight for you every step of the way. When your loved one has been impacted by the actions of a car accident, we are here for you. Our car accident attorneys in New Castle bring decades of experience to your case. Rest assured, our team will work for you at all times and we will help to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation that you deserve.
We are standing by to take your call at any time. Our firm always offers a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential clients. At the consultation, we will explain your rights in full detail so that you can make the most informed decision about your next move. To schedule a time to speak with a New Castle car accident attorney, please contact us on our website or give us a call at (302) 472-8100.
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