Smyrna, DE (November 16, 2022) – One person was killed and another was injured after a crash in Smyrna on Tuesday, November 15th. The collision took place just after 2:00 p.m along Route 13 near the intersection with Twin Willows Road.
According to a report from the Delaware State Police, a 59-year-old from Dover was driving a pickup truck when the truck left the road and then overturned. The man died at the accident scene. A 22-year-old front-seat passenger in the truck sustained serious injuries. The victim was flown to a nearby hospital for treatment. Neither the driver nor the passenger has been identified at this time. The cause of the accident is under investigation at this time. The road remained closed for several hours following the collision. Motorists were advised to avoid the scene and to find an alternate route of travel.
There is no additional information available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to those who were affected by this tragic accident in Smyrna.
Injury Accidents in Delaware
According to statistics, there were nearly 30,000 car accidents in Delaware in 2020. From this number, almost 8,000 people suffered injuries. Tragically, 117 people lost their lives in these crashes. In many cases, fatal accidents are caused by the actions of negligent motorists. This includes careless and negligent drivers. The cause of each accident must be closely investigated by police in order to determine how it occurred and which party should be held legally responsible.
After a fatal car accident, you are no doubt feeling an overwhelming sense of grief and sadness. The sudden loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult things for any family to endure. This is especially true 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 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 Hartly 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. If we take your case, we will handle it on a contingency fee basis which means that there is no financial obligation until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule a time to speak with a car accident lawyer in Smyrna, please contact us on our website or give us a call at (302) 472-8100.
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