• April 12, 2022

Man Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on I-95 in New Castle County, DE

New Castle County, DE -- April 11, 2022, one person sustained injuries due to an accident where a semi-truck hit a vehicle along I-95.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 4:45 a.m. along I-95 near the intersection of Basin Road.

According to investigations, a prior crash occurred involving a car that left it disabled along the roadway. A witness said that after they stopped to render aid, a semi-truck hit the stationary vehicle. After this, a pickup then hit the car.

One person from the stationary vehicle went to a hospital with reportedly serious injuries. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.

Commentary on Semi-Truck Accident on I-95 in New Castle County

There are a few complex factors to consider in a situation like this. Firstly, there was apparently an initial crash which left the victim's vehicle stationary in the road. It's possible that this was the more severe collision in this series of events, which would make it especially important to find out why that incident occurred. More likely, however, is that the serious injuries resulted from the secondary collision with the semi-truck. That can raise even more complex issues.

New Castle County, DE Semi-Truck Accident I-95 Basin

Apparently, enough time passed for someone to stop at the scene to try to render aid to the stranded motorist. That implies that at least one person was able to see the vehicle, stop, and not cause a secondary accident. So why wasn't the truck driver able to do so, as well? Well, perhaps circumstances were such that one driver could reasonably avoid a collision, but another couldn't. Perhaps the first driver was simply abnormally able to see and avoid the victim's vehicle. Or, it could be that the truck driver was not paying attention or was otherwise doing something that made them unable to avoid a reasonably avoidable collision. That, of course, would be crucial to address both to address the issues that led to that mistake and to get the victim any potential help they were entitled to.

Ultimately, these preliminary reports don't tell anything close to the full story. My career showed me that waiting around for police isn't likely to get all the evidence a family needs to get clear answers, so it would likely be prudent to ensure independent professionals look into things as soon as possible. Whatever led to this series of events, letting the evidence speak for itself is usually the best way to get people the help they need.

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