8 Maryland Children, 1 Adult Rushed To Delaware Hospitals

Cecilton, Maryland – Saturday evening, August 16, 2017, crews from the Cecilton Volunteer Fire Company (CVFC) responded to the 100 block of N Bohemia Avenue for reports an auto accident with multiple injuries, according to CVSC spokesman Jason Reamy.

Upon arrival crews found two vehicles with heavy impact damage. Crews began to treat 8 children and two adult patients at the scene. Deputy Chief Bobby Plato, who had command, alerted New Castle County dispatch that they were requesting mutual aid assistance due to the large number of patients.

New Castle County ambulance crews responded to the call for mutual aid with multiple units. One pediatric patient was transported to AI duPont with serious injuries, said Reamy.

Seven other children were transported to Christiana Hospital with minor injuries. One adult was also transported to Christiana and one patient refused transport at the scene, added Reamy.

Maryland State Police continue to investigate the accident.

Early reports that aviation units responded to the scene were incorrect.

Image Credits: Deputy Chief Plato

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