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Two Killed in Crash in Bear Delaware

A 31-year-old woman and a 7-year-old child were killed in a crash in Bear, Delaware that split their SUV in half.

A Kia Sorento pulled out from Holly Avenue onto eastbound Route 40 and entered the path of the Dodge Charger. Law enforcement says it appears that the Dodge was speeding before the collision.

The collision cut the Kia in half, resulting in the ejection of a 9-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene and the girl was critically injured. The driver of the Kia was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The Dodge driver, an 18-yeard old man from Landsdowne, Pennsylvania, was taken to the hospital.

None of the people involved in the collision were identified by law enforcement.

How Common Are Speeding Accidents?

Speeding is one of the most common causes of accidents on the nation’s roadways.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly one-fifth of fatal car accidents in 2019 involved speeding.

Speeding is a risk to everyone on the road, including the person speeding and other drivers, motorcyclists, and pedestrians. Speeding injures tens of thousands of people every year and kills thousands of them.

Sadly, speeding drivers injure or kill innocent people daily.

How Do I Prove Negligence in a Speeding Accident?

If you or a loved one was injured in a speeding accident, you’ll file either a negligence or a wrongful death claim. To be successful, you’ll need to show the driver of the other vehicle failed to use reasonable caution. This requires showing proof of four things, including:

  • Duty of reasonable care
  • Breach of that duty due to speeding
  • You were harmed
  • You suffered damages

If you lost a loved one in a speeding accident, you’ll need to show:

  • Your loved one died
  • His or her death was due to the other driver’s negligence
  • You or other surviving family members will suffer financially due to the loss

What Compensation is Available If I’m Injured in a Speeding Accident?

If you’ve been injured in an accident that involved speeding, you could be eligible for damages including:

  • Economic including damaged property, lost wages, and medical or funeral expenses
  • Non-economic including pain and suffering, loss of consortium, disfigurement
  • Punitive which are awarded if there was intentional or grossly negligent conduct

Our experienced personal injury attorneys at Heavens Law understand how difficult it is to be injured in a vehicle accident that involves speeding. In addition to your injuries and losses, you’ll need to prove the other person was negligent.

For more information or to discuss your situation, contact Heavens Law at 484-467-8254. All phone consultations are free and confidential, with no obligation beyond that.