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Car accidents: Missed stop sign results in tragedy

Life can change in an instant. While some change is positive, unexpected change is often the result of undesired life events. Unfortunately, car accidents are unwanted life events and can result in a change in the quality of life for anyone involved. One recent tragic Delaware crash changed multiple lives in a matter of moments.

The collision occurred at a four-way intersection where traffic was controlled with stop signs and a blinking light. As a 31-year-old woman and her passenger were traveling through the intersection, she failed to stop at the stop sign. As a result of not stopping, she collided with another motor vehicle. The impact resulted in the woman's car flipping over and crashing into a light a pole. Authorities have not revealed any reason that may have prevented the woman from stopping at the intersection, but neither alcohol nor drugs are suspected to have been a factor in the collision.

Both the woman and her passenger were transferred to a medical facility for treatment. Sadly, her passenger did not survive. The woman was treated and released. The 72-year-old male driver in the other vehicle also required medical treatment. The other driver's condition is unknown, but he was transferred to a second medical facility.

Because of the frequency of car accidents, car insurance is required of all drivers. Unfortunately, some car insurance policies may not cover all unexpected property, medical, emotional and burial expenses. Many victims of collisions choose to have a Delaware attorney assist them in filing a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit in civil court to seek compensation for monetary damages.

Source:, "Police Investigating Deadly Crash in Seaford", Cate Douglass, Nov. 14, 2017

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