Being involved in a crash is an event that no person wants to face. Unfortunately, car accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States. In Delaware especially, roads are more crowded than ever, so drivers who navigate these crowded roads need to stay focused at all times behind the wheel. However, statistics are showing that Delaware drivers these days are paying less attention to the road and more attention to cell phones and other gadgets.
A recent two-vehicle crash in Milton claimed the life of one driver and injured another. The crash occurred at the intersection of Gravel Hill and Shingle Point roads. According to reports, the driver of a car was traveling east on Shingle Point and stopped at the intersection. Reportedly, the driver of the car pulled out in front of an SUV that was traveling south on Gravel Hill.
Police said the SUV impacted the car on the driver's side, sending the car spinning and ejecting the driver. Tragically, the driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene along with a dog that was a passenger in the car, authorities said. The driver of the SUV was injured and treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital, according to police.
Although police are unsure as to why the driver of the car pulled out in front of the SUV, crashes of this nature can sometimes be caused by distracted driving. In Delaware, car accidents caused by distracted driving have nearly doubled in the last five years. Those who have been injured or suffered the loss of a loved one due to negligence in a crash can take legal action. A successful claim could result in a substantial monetary award to help recover financial losses.