It goes without saying that no one wants to be involved in a crash. However, statistics say that most drivers will be involved in an accident at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, car accidents are increasing every year in Delaware since roadways across the state are over-crowded and constantly congested. These days, just going for a short drive can potentially result in a serious crash.
A recent crash in New Castle County seriously injured one man and left a driver facing possible fines. The accident happened on Summit Bridge Road during the overnight hours. According to reports, the driver of a northbound GMC pickup truck lost control, traveled through the median and crossed both southbound lanes of the highway. Reportedly, the driver overcorrected and then veered back across the road.
As the pickup truck swerved, reports said it collided with a Pontiac sedan. The rear axle of the truck drove over the car and broke off. The vehicles were badly damaged in the collision, and both drivers were trapped. After being extracted from his vehicle by firefighters, the driver of the car was flown to a hospital with serious injuries. Authorities said the driver of the truck received only minor and was cited for careless driving as well as no proof of insurance.
As more and more people move to Delaware to take advantage of the wonderful economic opportunities available here, roads will become even more crowded, making car accidents inevitable. Those who have suffered injury or loss due to negligence in an accident could benefit from discussions with an experienced attorney. A successfully litigated claim could result in much-needed compensation to cover medical expenses and other financial losses.