Seaford, DE (December 4, 2023) – Troopers with the Delaware State Police were at the scene of a fatal accident involving a pedestrian on Sunday evening, December 3rd. The crash happened just after 9:00 p.m. on Sussex Highway, south of Ockles Road.
According to reports, an 88-year-old man was driving a 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan when he stopped on the right shoulder of the highway. The man then exited his vehicle and was struck by a 2005 gold Lincoln Town Car that was traveling on Sussex Highway. The man was thrown into the roadway and came to rest in a grass median. The 88-year-old man suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. His identity has not been released at this time. The 68-year-old driver of the Lincoln Town Car was not hurt in the collision. The road was closed for about 3.5 hours while police investigated the accident and cleared the scene.
The Delaware State Police continues to investigate. There is no word on any potential charges at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact troopers.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to those who were affected by this fatal pedestrian crash in Seaford.
Delaware Pedestrian Accidents
Each year, hundreds of pedestrian accidents occur in Delaware. These accidents have about an 80% rate of injuries or death. This rate of injury is much higher than for crashes involving cars or other types of motor vehicles. A pedestrian has no protection from the force and impact of a crash. To make matters worse, the victim usually has no chance to avoid the collision as it occurs very suddenly and unexpectedly.
If you or a family member have been affected by a pedestrian accident in Delaware, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. Having a strong attorney by your side can be invaluable. Your attorney can help you navigate these difficult times. The injuries caused by a pedestrian accident are often serious, and you deserve to be fully compensated. Before you take any steps to handle your case, it is important to contact an attorney.
Murphy & Landon has a team of skilled and experienced attorneys. When a negligent driver has hurt you, you can count on us to deliver the results that you need. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars for innocent victims. While things may seem bleak, we will fight for your legal rights and will ensure that you are protected during this difficult time. You may have a limited period of time to act. It is important to reach out to an attorney in order to ensure that your rights are preserved.
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 review your legal rights in detail and help you make the best decision regarding your future. If we decide to take your case, there is no financial obligation until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule a time to speak with a pedestrian accident attorney in Seaford, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (372) 472-8100.
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