Middletown, DE (September 22, 2022) – A student at Middletown High School was injured after being hit by a vehicle outside the school on Wednesday, September 21st. The crash took place on Route 299.
According to a report from the Delaware State Police, the 17-year-old male student was walking in front of the school when he was hit by a vehicle that was traveling at about 35 miles per hour. The student was seriously injured in the collision and was airlifted to Christiana Hospital. There is no word on whether the driver was injured in the collision. At this time, it is not clear what caused the accident to take place. Police have not said whether any charges will be filed in connection with the accident.
An investigation is ongoing at this time. No further information has been released.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes to the victim of this pedestrian accident in Middletown. We hope for a complete recovery.
Delaware Pedestrian Accidents
A pedestrian crash can have serious and long-term consequences for victims. While we all encounter pedestrians every day and we are pedestrians ourselves at some point, we sometimes fail to appreciate the dangers and risks of a pedestrian accident. According to statistics from the Delaware Department of Transportation, more than 80% of pedestrians involved in accidents across our state will also be hurt in those accidents. In the immediate aftermath of a crash, the pedestrian can face a long road to recovery with injuries that are often serious and can require extensive and long-term medical care.
Following an accident, it is important for injured pedestrians to take action in order to protect their legal rights. Under Delaware law, accident victims have three years to bring a claim against the other driver. However, victims should not hesitate to begin enforcing their rights just after the accident. If the other driver was at least partially at fault for the collision, then the victim may be entitled to some recovery. The exact value of the case can only be determined by consulting with an experienced attorney.
Here at Murphy & Landon, our team of attorneys will go the extra mile for you. We will make sure that your rights are always protected and negligent motorists are held fully accountable for their actions. This means seeking the maximum recovery for you given the specific set of circumstances surrounding your case.
Our team stands ready to help you at any time. We represent injured clients across Delaware and we would be honored to assist you as well. Our firm provides a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. During this time, we will go over your case in detail so that you know what the next steps should be. To schedule a time to speak with a personal injury lawyer in Middletown, please do not hesitate to contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (302) 472-8100.
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