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On Wednesday morning, a tractor-trailer crashed and spilled fuel on Route 1 between Smyrna and Middletown, Delaware. Around 8 am, a 55-year-old man from Dover, Delaware lost control of his van, and hit a tanker truck, which jackknifed, and then overturned. About 8,500 gallons of fuel spilled on both sides of the highway after the tractor-trailer crash, creating a dangerous hazmat situation that will require several days to clean up. The 56-year-old driver of the tanker truck, who is from Vineland, New Jersey, was transported to the Christiana Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
When a tractor-trailer engages in a collision with another vehicle, the damage could lead to personal injuries or potential fatalities for any parties involved. In some cases, if a truck of that size is carrying a hazardous substance, and is struck by a car or another mode of transportation, the results could set off a chain reaction of accidents that could become catastrophic, harming many individuals.
If you or your loved ones have been seriously injured in a truck accident, contact our Wilmington truck accident lawyers at Rhoades & Morrow. Call 302-427-9500 or contact us online to see how we can help you. With offices in Wilmington, Bear, and Milford, Delaware, we serve clients throughout Hockessin, Newark, Glasgow, Middletown, Smyrna, Dover, Lewes, Georgetown, and Seaford as well as those in the communities of New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex County.