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Car accidents are a common occurrence in Delaware

On Behalf of | Oct 9, 2019 | Car Accidents

One of the few guarantees in life is that accidents are going to happen. Unfortunately, car accidents are on the rise across the state of Delaware as more and more vehicles utilize already overcrowded roadways. Traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States, and this is not likely to change anytime soon.

A recent multi-vehicle crash in Georgetown claimed the life of a woman and injured three other people. The accident happened on U.S. 9 during the afternoon hours. According to reports, an eastbound car was stopped at a traffic light waiting to turn left when the car was violently rear-ended by a sedan. Reports said the collision knocked the car into the westbound lane where it was hit again by an oncoming van.

The car came to rest on its roof. Authorities said the driver of the car suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Reportedly, the driver of the sedan was injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment. Two occupants of the van were also injured. The highway was closed for nearly six hours while the crash was investigated, police said.

These days, traffic accidents are almost unavoidable. Fortunately, most car accidents are nothing more than inconvenient fender benders. However, more and more car accidents are proving to be fatal. Delaware families who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to negligence in a crash may be able to take legal action. A successful claim could provide much-needed compensation to help ease the pain and suffering that comes with losing a family member.