Motorcycle Crash May Have Left Rider Gravely Injured, County Police Investigating

Update Released 7:25 PM

Claymont – This afternoon, at approximately 12:35, New Castle County Paramedics and personnel from the Claymont Fire Company were dispatched to the 2000 block of Longcome Drive for a motorcycle crash, according to Senior Corporal David J. McKinney, Jr..

McKinney said arriving County Paramedics found a motorcycle crash. The operator of the motorcycle, a 55-year-old male was the only occupant of the motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The patient was evaluated for head and facial injuries, arm and a shoulder injury. The patient was transported to Wilmington Hospital on board an ambulance from the Claymont Fire Company with New Castle County Paramedics accompanying. The patient was stable at the time of transport.

Update Released 7:22 PM

Claymont – Just before 1:00 this afternoon, December 27, 2017 rescue crews from the Claymont Fire Company responded to the 2000 block of  Longcome Drive for reports of a vehicle accident involving entrapment.

Upon arrival crews notified dispatch that no one was trapped and that a motorcycle rider was down.  Claymont Command requested Trooper 4 (Delaware State Police Aviation) to the scene for transport.

As area Fire Police were setting up a landing zone at a nearby elementary school Command cancelled Trooper 4.  It’s unclear if the patient was transported by ground ambulance.

New Castle County Police were on scene shortly after the accident and were investigating the crash. County Police have released few details regarding the incident. Reports from the scene indicate that the patient may have been gravely injured.

We’ll update this story as county officials release more details.

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