Felton, DE (September 14, 2023) – The Delaware State Police were called to the scene of a fatal crash on Wednesday, September 13th. The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. on Sandtown Road near the intersection with Burnite Mill Road.
According to officials, a 2016 Volvo truck was pulling a trailer and traveling on Sandtown Road when the driver came to a stop sign at the Burnite Mill intersection. At the same time, a 2003 Ford F65 was traveling westbound on Burnite Mill approaching the Sandtown intersection. The Volvo made a turn onto Burnite Mill and entered the path of the Ford. The two cars collided, causing the Ford to travel underneath the Volvo’s trailer. Both cars left the roadway and came to rest in a nearby soybean field.
The driver of the Ford, a 44-year-old man from Woodside, died at the scene. The Volvo driver was not injured. The road was closed for about 5 hours while the accident was investigated. The identity of the victim has not been released at this time.
The Delaware State Police are investigating the collision. There is no further information available.
We want to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal car accident in Felton.
Car Accidents in Delaware
Fatal car accidents are devastating events for loved ones. There is nothing more catastrophic than the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one due to a traffic crash. This is especially true if your family member was killed in a crash that was not their fault. Each year, approximately 150 people tragically lose their lives in car accidents on Delaware’s roadways. Many of these victims are innocent motorists who were affected by the negligence of another driver.
While the loss of a loved one can be overwhelming, it is important to keep your legal rights in mind. Under Delaware law, family members may be entitled to file a legal claim against a negligent driver who caused the crash. These claims must typically be filed within a certain period of time. Waiting too long can result in the loss of your rights and your ability to receive compensation.
Here at Murphy & Landon, we have a team of dedicated and experienced lawyers and legal professionals. Our firm stands ready to help during your time of need. We know that you are struggling, and we want to help you move forward following a serious and unexpected accident. During this time, your focus should be on your family and your healing. You should not have to worry about the details of a legal claim. Our firm will handle your case with a high level of competence and compassion. We will fight to protect your rights and make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.
We are standing by to speak with you at any time. Our consultations are always free for all potential and prospective clients. When we meet with you, we will go over all of the facts of your case and help to come up with a viable legal plan to ensure your recovery. 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 Felton, please give us a call at (302) 472-8100.
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