Three Injured in Box Truck Accident on I-95 in New Castle County, DE
New Castle County, DE — December 3, 2022, three men were injured when a car and a box truck collided on Interstate 95 in New Castle County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 10:30 p.m. along southbound I-95 near a rest area. The cause and circumstances of the collision aren't clear, but reports say a sedan and a box truck crashed in the area and three people were trapped when responders arrived.
The sedan's driver was critically injured in the crash. The box truck's driver was seriously injured and a passenger received unspecified injuries. After being rescued from their vehicles, all three were transported to a hospital in Christiana.
The investigation is ongoing. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Box Truck Accident on I-95 in New Castle County
There isn't much information yet about how exactly this crash happened or what caused it, but given the serious injuries that followed a careful investigation seems in order. To find the whole story police should look into many possible factors including:
- Operator errors like distraction, speeding, or failure to yield;
- Problems or defects in the vehicles;
- Road conditions and design;
- Visibility, lighting and sightlines;
- Inclement weather;
- Other traffic in the area; and
- Any other potential factors that might have contributed to or caused the accident.
A thorough investigation is important after just about any accident, and until more dots are connected it's best not to jump to conclusions. However, a "by the book" police investigation might not find all the details before concluding. That's why after major accidents--particularly ones involving commercial trucks--I often suggest independent investigations by experienced professionals to better ensure the whole truth is found. Whatever is learned, those affected deserve to know that no stone was left unturned.