Officials Update Newark Crash That Sent Four To The Hospital This Morning

Just before 10:30 this morning, Sunday, December 30, 2018, Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company along with New Castle County Paramedics, Newark Police and Delaware State Police Aviation Section (Trooper 4) were dispatched to the intersection of South College Avenue and Welsh Tract Road for a motor vehicle collision with entrapment and multiple patients.

Upon their arrival, Newark Police Officers reported that a woman was trapped inside her vehicle. Moments later, arriving rescue crews found four patients including the trapped patient, according to officials. Upon his arrival, Aetna’s Chief Andrew Bowerson declared a Level I MCI (Mass Casualty Incident) which brought additional medical teams from Christiana Fire.

After about ten minutes crews freed the patient from the vehicle. The patient was stabilized by Aetna medical crews and New Castle County Paramedics before being flown to Christiana Hospital by Trooper 4. Three additional patients were also transported to Christiana Hospital.

The Newark Delaware Police Department is handling the investigation.

Breaking Report

Newark – Rescue crews from Aetna, Hose, Hook, and Ladder, along with crews from New Castle County Paramedics and Trooper 4 have responded to South College Avenue at Welsh Tract Road for a crash with entrapment.

Newark Police have confirmed that at least one person is trapped and several others are injured.

Upon arrival, crews have declared a Level 1 Mass Casualty Incident. At least five ambulances are en route to the scene.

Update: The trapped patient has been extricated and is being loaded into Trooper 4 for transport to the Trauma Center at Christiana Hospital in Stanton.

Newark Police have issued the following statement:
There is a multi-vehicle crash with injuries on South College Avenue at Welsh Tract Road. Southbound South College Avenue is closed at West Chestnut Hill Road. Traffic on Welsh Tract Road cannot enter the intersection with South College Avenue. The roadway is expected to be closed for an extended period for investigation and clean-up.

Please use alternate routes and use caution in the area.


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