At 10:05 a.m. Friday morning New Castle County Police Patrol Units were dispatched to the unit block of Wedgefield Drive, in the community of Eagle Glen, for reports of a car that had crashed into a house, according to M/Cpl. Michel Eckerd.
Eckerd said when the officers arrived they saw that a red, Nissan Frontier had crashed through a garage of one house and into a fence of a second residence.
The driver of the vehicle, 63-year-old, Michael Salizzoni was found unconscious inside of the Nissan Frontier. The officers and emergency medical personnel administered first aid and then transported him to a local hospital.
During their investigation officers learned from witnesses that three light poles and a parked car had been struck as well.
After treatment Salizzoni was then released from the hospital and taken into custody by the New Caste County Police.
There he was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, misdemeanor Possession of Heroin, felony Criminal Mischief, 5 counts of misdemeanor Criminal Mischief, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Remain In Lane.
Michael Salizzoni was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and held in lieu of $851 secured bail.
New Castler – Rescue crews from the Christiana Fire Company, along with New Castle County Paramedics and Trooper 4 (Delaware State Police Aviation) are responding to the unit block of Wedgefield Drive for reports residential structure fire as a result of vehicle into house.
Update: Upon arrival, crews are reporting a two vehicle crash with extensive damage to a home. Medics are evaluating one patient.
Update: Command has reduced the assignment to units on scene. No fire has been reported over the radio.
Update: Delmarva has been requested to the scene to remove two street lights that have been knocked down with an additional pole damaged.
Update: Trooper 4 has been recalled by New Castle County Paramedics on scene.
Update: Command has asked for a building inspector to respond to the scene.
Update: Patient has been extricated from the vehicle.
Update: Ambulance crews from A-12, with NCC Paramedics accompanying will transport the patient to Christiana Hospital.
Update: Medics are reporting that a man in his 60’s suffered a medical condition before flipping his vehicle into a home landing in the backyard.
Image Credits: Michael Salizzoni