Truck Slams Into Utility Pole In Claymont, One To Hospital By Air

Claymont – At approximately 3:00 this afternoon rescue crews from the Claymont Fire Company responded to the 600 block of Harvey Road for reports of a vehicle’s accident involving a utility pole.

Upon arrival, crews found a blue Dodge pickup truck that crashed into a utility pole and one patient with serious injuries. As crews worked to treat the patient authorities determined that Trooper 4 (Delaware State Police Aviation) would be utilized for transport.

Once alerted, Trooper 4, who was in the middle of assisting State and County Police in a search for three suspects near Kirkwood Highway, quickly diverted to the Claymont scene.

It’s believed that the patient was transported to the hospital with a trauma alert called.

Troopers release a short statement around 3:00 regarding the incident. The statement read “Delaware State Police are currently on scene of a serious motor vehicle crash, that occurred at approximately 2:23 p.m., Saturday, February 3, 2018, which has Harvey Road closed in the area of Madison Avenue, Claymont. A utility pole has been damaged and wires are reportedly down in the roadway. Motorists should expect delays in the area and are asked to seek alternate routes of travel.”



About Staff Writer

First State Update's Delaware editorial team covers New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County breaking news, political news, and general news stories. We bring the reader the latest news from the Wilmington, Newark, Dover, Rehoboth Beach and all point in between. If you have news to share, email us at

View all posts by Staff Writer →