Hudson Valley Man Killed In Delaware Head-On Collision on Jeffersonville North Branch Road
DELAWARE, NEW YORK (September 19, 2022) – A man from Hudson Valley tragically died in a Delaware head-on collision on Jeffersonville North Branch Road.
Delaware police officials are saying that the accident took place around 2:00 p.m. on September 13. The driver of a 2017 Volkswagen Passat crossed into opposing lanes of traffic and hit a Chevrolet head-on.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of those that sustained injuries. Sadly, the driver of the Chevrolet died as a result of his injuries.
A full investigation into what happened remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Delaware Head-On Collisions
Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous types of collisions that a person can be involved in. Head-on crashes account for around 2% of all crashes. However, they account for over 11% of all traffic fatalities. The vast majority of head-on collisions are due to some amount of human error. There are a number of factors that could contribute to a head-on collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver fatigue
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Many collisions are due to drivers that cross double yellow lines. There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver that crosses into opposing lanes of traffic prior to a crash. The family of any person killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Head-On Collision
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Delaware collision? We are here for you. Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the information and support that they are owed under the law. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.