A car accident on Southbound US Route 13 early this morning took the life of fifty seven year old Harrington, Delaware resident Judith Candalino. According to news reports, Candalino was driving slowly or stopped in the right hand lane south of Walnut Shade Road when her 1994 Pontiac Sunbird was rear-ended by a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe. The Sunbird was pushed forward 133 feet before coming to rest in the roadway. The Tahoe overturned off the right side of the roadway. Candalino was reportedly not wearing her seatbelt. Pictures of the accident may be viewed at the Fire In The Hole Photography website.
This accident underscores two things in my mind. The first is the absolute necessity of wearing a seatbelt. The second is that when driving, you should seek to not fall into your comfort zone. Expect the unexpected. It’s when you get comfortable that you are least prepared for the unexpected, such as a vehicle that has slowed or stopped upon the highway. Be safe out there!
Ben Schwartz is a Delaware car accident injury attorney. He represents those injured and the families of people killed in automobile accidents in Delaware. If you need to speak to an accident attorney in Dover, DE or Wilmington, DE, please contact Ben at Ben.Schwartz@schwartzandschwartz.com.