Police say that the 38-year-old victim was trying to cross the road on foot when he was hit by a 2007 Ford Taurus. After the man was hit by the Taurus, he was then struck by a 2016 Jeep Cherokee that was traveling behind the Taurus. The man, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the crash scene. There were no other injuries reported in the collision. The drivers of both vehicles remained at the scene and spoke with the police.
Motorists were asked to avoid the area while police conducted an investigation into the crash. There is no word on whether any charges are expected.
No further information is available at this time.
We would like to offer our condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal pedestrian accident in Newark.
Delaware Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents in Delaware are known to lead to catastrophic consequences for victims. When a Delaware pedestrian accident occurs, it will be carefully investigated by authorities in order to determine the cause and who should be held responsible. In some cases, the accident could have been prevented through the use of ordinary care and caution. In these instances, drivers are sometimes responsible for the damages that were suffered by accident victims. Pedestrian crashes happen for many reasons, but some common causes are failure to yield, failing to stop at a stop sign or red light, or distracted driving. Most pedestrian accidents occur at intersections where drivers and pedestrians are both trying to cross the road at the same time.
If you were injured in a Delaware pedestrian accident, you may have legal rights. The injuries sustained by pedestrians are usually serious and sometimes fatal. As a result, the losses are substantial. Victims and family members will want to speak with an attorney regarding their rights before it is too late. While the accident has left a major void in your life, the compensation that you receive can be used to offset many of the unexpected expenses that you are now facing.
At Murphy & Landon, we know that this is a difficult time for you. We are here to make sure that you are protected, and your rights are preserved. We want to help take some of the stress and burdens off of you. During this time, your focus should be on moving forward, and you should not have to worry about the details of your legal claim.
Our firm is here to assist you at any time following a serious crash. We provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. During the consultation, we will go over your legal rights in detail and help you to make the best decision regarding your future. To schedule a time to speak with a pedestrian accident attorney in Newark, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (372) 472-8100.
Disclaimer: None of the information in this post is intended to be legal advice or medical advice. This is not a solicitation for business. If you have been injured in an accident, get medical attention as soon as possible. The photo used in this post was not taken at this accident scene.