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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Head On Collision On Rt. 13 5-22-17




Accident on Route 13 in Delmar De. by Burke Equipment. Traffic going south diverted to west snake road. Red Camaro headed north on thirteen hydroplaned into southbound lane striking a white ford SUV head on. Impact on both vehicles was on drivers side. Totaling both vehicles.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

You have to slow down when it is raining. No surprise there was an accident. People down here do not know how to drive in bad weather.

Anonymous said...

I agree 1:30,but each driver can only control his/her vehicle.Whenever I travel in extreme conditions cars pass me like I'm backing up.

Anonymous said...

Typical driver that does not realize the wider the tire the greater the chance of hydroplaning. Slow down. Lucky nobody was a fatality.

Annonamous said...

Yeah yeah yeah. People down here huh?
Has nothing to do with all the tourists that come every weekend and don't know how to drive?
If anything it's the poor drainage on the wonderful roads we have!

Anonymous said...

I know of people who continue to use the 'cruise control' in the rain. This is a huge mistake. Should NEVER use this feature in rain and YES, slow down. Hydroplaning is always possible in these conditions.

bayman said...

Oh, and you're a professional driver huh? You people from up North and across the bridge are the bad drivers.

Anonymous said...

Thoughts & prayers to those involved & their families; hope everyone was belted in.

Anonymous said...

was someone texting while driving?

Anonymous said...

I agree

Anonymous said...

Someone was waterskiing while driving.

Anonymous said...

Yes I should have added tourists to my statement. You are correct about the poor drainage.

Anonymous said...

Wrong gool we uo north have more skill in driving in high traffic high stress than your redneck slow A..

Unknown said...

Some don't know how to drive in 'GOOD' weather.

Unknown said...

nope. you got that backwards. Tire size - the size and shape of a tire's contact patch has a direct influence on the probability of a hydroplane. The wider the contact patch is relative to its length, the higher the speed required to support hydroplaning.

Anonymous said...

Agree. The shore billies don't have a clue about rush hour.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't make a difference where your from driving fast in rain is dangerous. Up north there is tighter traffic where there its not bumper to bumper. I love traveling down to see my family. People just have to use common sense. I hope they are ok.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much. I was a passenger in the SUV.

Jim Moore said...

I was a professional driver for nine years. My observation is that most people are bad drivers in GOOD weather. They all speed, and they all follow too closely.
I avoid driving on routes 50 or 13 whenever possible, and I only use cruise control on an open highway, in good weather.
I live in Whitehaven, and I know every back road between here and wherever I'm going.