Last evening, at 8:12, New Castle County Paramedics and personnel from the Minquas, Cranston Heights, Five Points, and Wilmington Manor Fire Companies were dispatched to the area of Route 141 Southbound and Old Airport Road, for a motor vehicle crash with entrapment, according to Paramedic Senior Corporal David McKinney, Jr.
McKinney said arriving County Paramedics found multiple patients on scene who were in the care of fire department personnel. The first patient, a 24-year-old female, was evaluated on scene for possible neck, hand and leg injuries. The second patient, a 61-year-old female, was evaluated on scene for chest and back pain. Both patients were transported to the Emergency Department at Christiana Hospital on board ambulances from the Cranston Heights and Five Points Fire Companies, accompanied by New Castle County Paramedics. Two other patients were transported to the Emergency Department at Christiana Hospital for evaluation of non-life threatening injuries on board an ambulance from the Minquas Fire Company. All patients were stable at the time of transport.
Delaware State Troopers were on scene and are investigating the crash.
New Castle – At 8:09 last evening, Monday, October 9, 2018, rescue crews from the Minquas Fire Company, along with crews from Wilmington Manor, Cranston Heights, Five Points, New Castle County Paramedics, Newport Police and Delaware State Police responded to Route 141 SB in the area of Old Airport Road for reports of a vehicle accident with multiple patients trapped.
Crews from the Minquas Fire Company arrived on scene within five minutes of being dispatched and began accessing the scene. Crews from the other companies arrived shortly thereafter.
It’s not clear at this time if there were multiple vehicles involved or if more that one patient was trapped in a single vehicle.
Shortly after Command reported that the extrication was complete, at 8:21, four stretchers were observed near the location where firefighters had been working to extricate the patient(s).
Early reports indicate that four patients were transported to Christiana Hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
We’re expecting authorities to update to this story later this morning.