According to recent reports, Delaware is one of the most dangerous states in which to drive. Unfortunately, fatalities in car accidents continue to remain high again this year across the state. A number of factors may be contributing to this, but one of main causes of many fatal accidents is distracted driving. Statistics say that distracted driving has been a factor in nearly 10% of all fatal crashes this year.
A recent crash in Camben that killed one man and injured several others may have been caused by distracted driving. The accident happened during the evening hours on South Dupont Highway at the Thomas Harmon Drive intersection. Reports said a pickup truck was stopping or slowing in the heavy traffic at the intersection. An SUV and a sedan were also stopped directly in front of the pickup truck, reports said.
Police said the driver of southbound van was approaching the intersection and failed to see the traffic stopped in front of him. Reportedly, the van violently collided with the rear of the truck and set off a chain reaction crash, pushing the truck into the SUV and the SUV into the sedan. Tragically, the driver of the pickup truck was killed in the crash, authorities said. The drivers and passengers in the other vehicles all suffered minor injuries.
Drivers should always stay focused and pay attention to surroundings when operating a motor vehicle. Those in Delaware who have been injured or lost loved ones due to negligence in car accidents may be able to pursue legal action. A successful lawsuit could provide much-needed compensation to help with the pain and suffering associated and other monetary damages associated with these experiences.