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Two Critically Injured in Four-Vehicle Crash in Delaware

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Tina Robinson3 years ago

On Monday afternoon, two people sustained serious injuries in a four-vehicle car wreck on U.S. 13 near New Castle, Delaware.

Details of the Multi-Vehicle Accident

According to Delaware Online, the details of the crash are as follows.

  • At about 3:05 p.m. on Monday, a 1998 Chevrolet Venture crossed into oncoming lanes “for unknown reasons.”
  • The Venture struck the driver’s side of a 2007 Toyota Camry sedan and then grazed the trailer of an 18-wheeler before colliding head-on with a Ford F-150.

The unidentified driver of the Venture minivan and the driver of the Camry, Bao Nguyen, 18, were transported to Christiana Hospital and are listed in critical condition.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Gregory Branch, 45, and the pickup truck, Amadan Caraballo, 57, were reported as uninjured in the crash.

State police are conducting an investigation into what caused the Chevrolet Venture to cross into oncoming lanes. Initial reports suggest that both injured drivers were not wearing seat belts when the accident occurred.

Seat Belt Safety Facts and Statistics

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults between the ages of 18 and 34 are less likely to wear seat belts than those aged 35 and older. Men are also 10% less likely to wear seat belts than woman overall. The CDC also noted that seat belt use is lower in states with only secondary enforcement laws opposed to states with primary enforcement laws.

A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found approximately 87.9% of vehicle occupants in Delaware used seat belts in 2012. Nationwide, seat belt use is estimated to be 86%. 


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