Elderly Harbeson woman dies from car accident injuries

An 84-year-old woman from Harbeson died from complications arising out of injures that she received in a serious car accident last Saturday. WGMD reports that the woman was injured in a crash that occurred at Route 24 and Hollymount Road near Angola, .

State Police officers said that the woman was stopped at a stop sign on southbound Hollymount Road. The woman then turned her Chevy Cavalier onto Route 24 and was struck by a westbound minivan which she failed to see. The 49-year-old woman from Lewes driving the minivan had the right of way, according to authorities.

Although the facts of this particular accident are unclear, inattentive driving is a contributing factor in many  car accidents. There are an increasing number of distractions available in motor vehicles such as GPS systems, television screens, and phones. Driver distraction may cause a driver to pull out in front of oncoming traffic and cause accidents such as this one.

Speeding is another contributing factor in many car accidents. A driver turning onto a road may misjudge how quickly a speeding driver is traveling and be rear-ended by the driver. There are no reports as to whether speeding or driver distraction played a role in this accident.

The 84-year-old woman was rushed to Christiana Hospital with multiple fractures and died from complications during her treatment. The driver of the van and a passenger sustained minor injuries. They were treated at Beebe Hospital in Lewes.

WGMD reports that  State Police conducted a crash reconstruction and do not expect to charge the van driver in connection with this accident.

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