Car accidents: Woman seriously injured when van runs red light

| Apr 16, 2019 | Car Accidents

It goes without saying that no person wants to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. However, as populations continue to rise in Delaware, the odds for car accidents will increase. Roadways have become very dangerous across the state. Tragically, nearly 20 people have been killed in traffic accidents so far this year in Delaware. State officials and police forces have taken measures to make roadways safer, but despite these measures, accidents will continue to happen.

A recent crash in Townsend snarled traffic and seriously injured a woman. The accident happened during the morning hours on U.S. 13 at the intersection of Blackbird Landing Road. According to reports, a van was headed north on U.S. 13, ran the red light at the intersection and violently collided with a car that was turning left onto U.S. 13.

The car spun and came to rest in a retention pond at the intersection, reports said. The driver of the van veered into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer. Authorities said the driver of the car was seriously injured and transported to a local hospital where she remains hospitalized. Reportedly, the driver of the van suffered non life-threatening injuries. Police said U.S. 13 was closed for about three hours while they conducted an investigation.

Unfortunately, nearly every driver will be involved in an accident at some point in his or her life. In the state of Delaware, when negligence in car accidents causes death or injury, victims and surviving family members can pursue legal action. A successfully litigated claim could result in much-needed financial relief.