Laurel, DE (October 12, 2014) – The Delaware State Police was at the scene of a deadly pedestrian crash in Laurel on Tuesday night, October 11th. The accident was reported just before 10:00 p.m. on Route 13 near Chipmans Lane.
Troopers say that a 17-year-old female was operating a 2011 Chevy Malibu in the northbound lanes of Route 13. At the same time, a 36-year-old male pedestrian from Laurel was crossing the street. The Malibu driver failed to see the pedestrian in the roadway and the front left bumper of the car struck the man. The pedestrian, who was not identified pending family notification, died at the accident scene. There were no other individuals involved and no one else was hurt.
The highway was closed for approximately six hours while police investigated the collision. At this time, there is no word on whether any charges will be filed in connection with the accident. An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
No additional details have been released.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the family who lost their loved one in this tragic pedestrian crash in Laurel.
Delaware Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents take place across Delaware on a daily basis. While these accidents may not be as common as car crashes, they are often far more dangerous and deadly. It is estimated that more than 85% of pedestrian accidents will result in at least an injury to the victim. In many cases, the outcome is far worse and the crash can even be fatal. Each pedestrian accident must be closely investigated in order to determine the cause and who should be held responsible.
Under Delaware law, victims of pedestrian accidents may have certain rights and remedies when they have been affected by another driver. In cases of fatal crashes, family members of the deceased victim can step in and pursue a potential wrongful death claim against the driver. These cases are very complicated and complex in nature and should only be handled with the help of an experienced attorney.
Here at Murphy & Landon, our team of skilled injury attorneys has decades of combined experience handling these types of claims. We focus our practice on representing injured victims so that our clients have the best possible chance of receiving the recovery that they deserve. We know the struggles that you are facing during this time and we want to help you move forward with your life by getting you the compensation that you need and deserve.
Our team is here and ready to take your call at any time. Our consultations are always free for all potential and prospective clients. At the consultation, we will go over your legal rights in detail and discuss the facts of your case with you so that you can make the best decision moving forward. To schedule a time to speak with a pedestrian accident lawyer in Laurel, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (302) 472-8100.
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