Newark, DE (May 9, 2023) – Officials in Newark are investigating a serious pedestrian crash on Sunday morning, May 7th. The accident took place just after 6:00 a.m. in the 100 block of South College Avenue.
Police say that a 60-year-old man was walking on South College Avenue when he was hit by a car. Paramedics and fire crews were dispatched to the scene to provide treatment to the injured man. After being treated at the scene, he was rushed to Christiana Hospital, where he suffered serious injuries to his head and extremities. He also suffered possible internal injuries.
The man was listed in critical condition at the hospital. There is no word on the events leading up to the accident or whether any other injuries were reported. Motorists were advised to avoid the scene and to find an alternate route of travel. An investigation is ongoing at this time.
There is no further information available.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family in the aftermath of this fatal pedestrian crash in Newark.
Pedestrian Accidents in Delaware
The rate of fatal pedestrian accidents in Delaware is much greater than the national per capita average. The reasons behind this statistic are not clear, however, it does tell us that pedestrians in Delaware have a greater than normal risk of being seriously hurt in a crash. Delaware’s roadways can be busy and congested places. In some instances, drivers mail fail to see or pay attention to their surroundings. Even a split second of inattention or negligent driving can lead to a major crash. When the accident also involves a pedestrian, serious injuries are very likely to result.
It is estimated that more than 80% of all Delaware pedestrian accidents will lead to injuries or death. If you or a family member have been affected by one of these crashes, it is important to consult with an experienced Delaware pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can evaluate your case and advise you of your best legal options. This is no doubt a difficult time period, but you could have valuable legal rights that need to be protected.
At Murphy & Landon, our Newark pedestrian accident attorneys have assisted hundreds of injured victims. Under Delaware law, it is possible to recover compensation for your losses. If your loved one was tragically killed in the crash, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim. The law surrounding personal injury and traffic accidents is complicated. Only a skilled and experienced lawyer should handle these cases.
Our firm is standing by to assist you now. When you have suffered a loss, you need a serious law firm that is dedicated to helping clients receive the recovery that they deserve. For many years, we have handled some of the most difficult and complex cases. Let us help you move forward following a sudden tragedy. To speak with a Newark pedestrian accident lawyer, please contact us using our online intake form or give us a call at (302) 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.