Dewey Beach, DE (July 24, 2022) – The Delaware State Police responded to the scene of a fatal pedestrian crash on Sunday morning, July 24th. The accident took place around 1:45 a.m. on Coastal Highway near Anchors Way in Dewey Beach.
According to a report from the Delaware State Police, six people were in a Lyft traveling back to their residence. Due to a disagreement, the Lyft driver stopped the ride and dropped the six individuals off on Coastal Highway. As they were standing near the highway, one of the individuals was struck by a 2016 Toyota Corolla that was traveling southbound on Coastal Highway. Following the impact, the Corolla came to a stop and remained at the scene. The driver of the Lyft fled the area.
The pedestrian was identified as a 43-year-old male from Clarksburg, MD. The other five passengers who were with him were not injured as a result of the incident. The operator of the Lyft was not identified but remains a potential suspect in the case.
An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the DSP Troop 7 Crash Reconstruction Unit.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased pedestrians following this crash in Dewey Beach.
Delaware Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents in Delaware have increased in recent years. Additionally, pedestrian accidents are far more likely than other types of crashes to result in death or serious injuries. Pedestrians have little impact from the force and impact of an accident and pedestrian crashes often take place with little or no warning. This leaves pedestrians in a very vulnerable position.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a pedestrian accident in Delaware, you should have a complete understanding of your legal rights. If your family member was tragically killed due to someone else’s negligence, you should speak with a Delaware pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible. Under our state’s personal injury laws, a wrongful death claim can be filed in certain circumstances. When your loved one has been killed due to someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation.
Here at Murphy & Landon, our team can help you during your time of need. We bring decades of experience to your case and we will make sure that your rights are fully protected. Before you speak to the insurance company, it is best to talk to a lawyer who can give you the proper direction on how to handle your claim.
Our firm is here and ready to assist you at any time. We always provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. During the consultation, we will provide you with your legal options and help you determine the best path to take. If we handle your case, there is no financial obligation unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment with one of our Dewey Beach pedestrian accident lawyers, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (302) 472-8100.
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