According to a DSP report, a 63-year-old Magnolia man was driving a 2017 Ford Escort southbound on Clapham Road. For unknown reasons, the Ford crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 2023 Mazda CX-30 that was traveling northbound on Clapham. The driver of the Mazda, a 16-year-old girl from Milford, tried to swerve to avoid the Ford but was unsuccessful. The Ford exited the road and came to rest in the woods after striking several trees. The Mazda spun and came to rest in the southbound lanes of Clapham Road.
The 63-year-old man was pronounced dead at the crash scene. His identity has not been released at this time. The 16-year-old girl was not injured in the accident. Her passenger, an 11-year-old girl, was taken by ambulance for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The road was closed for about 3 hours while police investigated the crash and cleared the area. The Delaware State Police continue to investigate.
There is no further information at this time.
We want to offer our thoughts and condolences to all who were affected by this fatal car accident in Magnolia.
Car Accidents in Delaware
A Delaware car accident can lead to serious and life-changing injuries. One minute you can be driving down the road minding your own business and the next you can find yourself as the victim of a serious injury crash. Each day across Delaware, these accidents take place and affect innocent motorists and their family members. There are many causes of major crashes but most relate back to some type of negligence on the part of one or more drivers.
When you or a loved one have been affected by a Delaware car accident, you should be fully aware of your legal rights. Our state allows injured victims to receive compensation for their injuries, however, the law is complicated. Your case should only be handled by a skilled and experienced Delaware car accident attorney.
Here at Murphy & Landon, we have a team of dedicated and driven lawyers and legal professionals. For many years, we have provided services to injured victims throughout the state. During this difficult time, we would be honored to help you move forward. Before you speak with an insurance adjuster, give us a call to see how we can help.
Our team is standing by to assist you at any time. We provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. Our firm handles injury cases on a contingency fee basis so there is no obligation to you until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. Let us help you come up with a plan for success. To schedule your time to speak with a car accident attorney in Magnolia, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (302) 472-8100.
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