• August 12, 2022

Two Killed in Truck Accident on I-95 at Churchmans in Newark, DE

Newark, DE -- August 11, 2022, two people were killed due to an accident where a truck crashed into a disabled vehicle on I-95.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 10:22 p.m. in the area of I-95 and Churchmans Road.

According to officials, a 37-year-old Havre De Grace man and a 27-year-old Halethorpe man were in a BMW on southbound I-95. Somehow, the BMW became disabled along traffic lanes. There, a box truck then crashed into the BMW.

Both Maryland men sustained fatal injuries due to the crash. no other injuries were reported. At this time, details surrounding the crash are unavailable.

Commentary on Fatal Truck Accident on I-95 in Newark

With a crash like this, one of the key factors to look into will be visibility. Reports say this is a dark stretch of road, but I'm reminded of a similar crash that came to me in which a truck driver's negligence caused them to fail to avoid a completely avoidable crash. Did the same happen here?

Newark, DE Truck Accident Kills 2 on I-95 at Churchmans Road

In that situation, a vehicle became disabled on the highway, and a commercial truck hit it. The trucking company of course claimed that the car was simply too hard to see, and we wanted to make sure we had all the facts. Through our diligence, we were able to get a court order for video footage from the truck. That's when the truth came to light.

One video was on the dash cam, and it clearly showed the victim's vehicle with its hazard lights on visible about three quarters of a mile down the road. So why didn't the truck stop or move over? Well, video from inside the cabin revealed the driver was too busy watching shows on his tablet. He only looked up at the last second, and it was too late.

Had we not taken the steps to put the trucking company's word to scrutiny, that truth may never have come to light. It's why I always tell people the importance of having the tools and experience to dig into the details surrounding a complex truck wreck like this. Whatever happened here, however avoidable it may or may not have been, the victims' loved ones need to know they're getting the whole story.

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