New Castle, DE (October 17, 2022) – Police in New Castle responded to the scene of a crash involving two pickup trucks on Saturday, October 15th. The accident happened in the southbound lanes of DuPont Highway.
According to reports, one truck was traveling on DuPont while the other was in the northbound lanes of Hyetta Corner Road. The first truck left the road and traveled into a grass median. The truck traveled directly into the path of the second truck, causing a collision. The driver of the second truck, a 67-year-old man, died at the accident scene from his injuries. He has not been identified at this time.
The driver of the first truck, along with a passenger, suffered serious injuries in the accident. The road was closed for nearly four hours while an investigation was ongoing. Reconstruction experts continue to look into the accident. There is no word on what caused the crash to occur.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Delaware Crime Stoppers. No further details are available.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to those who were affected by this fatal pickup truck accident in New Castle.
Fatal Accidents in Delaware
Being a victim of a Delaware car accident can be a scary experience. If you have lost a loved one in a crash, then you are no doubt feeling devastated and distraught. According to the Delaware Department of Transportation, approximately 7,000 injury accidents occur across our state every year, and more than 100 fatalities as a result of these accidents. Most car accidents are caused by the actions of at least one negligent driver. Serious and fatal crashes occur for a variety of reasons but mainly happen due to speeding, reckless driving, violations of traffic, laws, impairment, or distraction. The exact cause of the accident must be determined following a thorough investigation.
In the aftermath of a car accident in Delaware, it is important to have a thorough understanding of your legal rights. During this time, a legal case might be the last thing on your mind. However, obtaining the compensation that you deserve can help to offset some of the many unexpected expenses that you are now facing. Certainly, you should not be held financially responsible for the negligence of someone else.
At Murphy & Landon, our Delaware car accident attorneys can handle your case no matter the complexity. We regularly represent victims who have been seriously hurt and family members who have lost their loved ones in a tragic accident. We understand the difficulty that you are going through during this time and we want to help. Our dedicated team of lawyers will look at every angle of your case to come up with the most effective and efficient solution to your problem.
We are here and standing by to take your call at any time. Our firm offers a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. If you or a loved one have been affected by a crash, you should speak with a New Castle car accident attorney right away. To schedule your free appointment with one of our lawyers, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (302) 472-8100.
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