Wilmington, DE (March 5, 2023) – Authorities in Wilmington responded to the scene of a fatal accident on Saturday, March 4th. The crash occurred just before 10:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95, south of the service plaza.
According to officials, a 2014 white Dodge Journey, driven by a 24-year-old man, was traveling northbound on I-95. For unknown reasons, the Dodge left the roadway and traveled onto the shoulder before it overturned. There were three occupants of the Dodge at the time of the collision, all three residents of Wilmington.
A 30-year-old female passenger in the Journey suffered critical injuries in the crash. She died at the crash scene. Another passenger, a 23-year-old female, was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. There is no word on whether the driver of the vehicle was injured.
Police are still investigating the collision at this time. Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.
There is no further information available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the family who lost their loved one following this fatal car accident in Wilmington.
Fatal Car Accident in Wilmington
Driving in Delaware can be a hazardous activity. According to the Delaware Department of Transportation, the number of fatal car accidents sharply increased in 2022, with 165 reported fatalities. For reference, there were 136 fatalities in 2021. The 2022 numbers were the highest in the past 30 years. Through January of 2023, a total of 11 people have lost their lives in crashes on Delaware’s roadways.
The cause of each car accident will be carefully investigated by trained authorities. Many accidents take place because of negligent driving, including speeding and distraction. When a fatal crash occurs, it can affect innocent victims such as other drivers on the road and passengers within the vehicle. A negligent driver places not only themselves at risk but also endangers everyone else around them.
If you have been hurt in a Delaware car accident, you should seek out the services of a skilled and experienced attorney to represent you. Your attorney will make sure that the proper legal procedures are thoroughly followed and that your rights are protected. Following a crash, you have the opportunity to obtain important compensation to help reduce your damages. Choosing the wrong attorney or opting to represent yourself can result in an inadequate outcome.
Here at Murphy & Landon, our Wilmington car accident attorneys can help during your time of need. We have many years of experience handling serious injury accidents. Our firm knows what needs to be done to get the job done. When you work with us, you are receiving the services of a competent and compassionate group of professionals.
We are standing by to speak with you at any time. Our consultations are always free for all potential and prospective clients. If we take your case, we will do so on a contingency fee basis and at no cost to you until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your free appointment with a car accident lawyer in Wilmington, please give us a call at (302) 472-8100.
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