I-495 Rollover Crash Driver Ejected, Flown To Trauma Center, Charged With Aggressive Driving

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Claymont – The Delaware State Police have charged 21-year-old Muammer Macara of Bear, with Aggressive Driving and multiple other traffic violations stemming from a three-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 10:17 a.m., Friday, May 17, 2019, on southbound I-495, south of Philadelphia Pike in Claymont.

The investigation has determined that a 2013 Acura RSX, being driven by Macara was traveling I-495 southbound at an apparent high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic, said police. As he proceeded southbound he rear-ended a 2016 Kia Soul, being driven by a 73-year-old Philadelphia PA woman, that was southbound in the middle lane. After impact the Acura went airborne and collided with a 2005 Chevy Cobalt, being driven by a 59-year-old woman also from Philadelphia, that was southbound in the left lane. After impacting the Cobalt, the Acura overturned, causing Macara to be ejected.

Macara was transported to the Christiana Hospital by Delaware State Police Helicopter, Trooper 4, where he was admitted in serious condition.

The driver of the Kia was transported to the Christiana Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Chevy was not injured.

Macara was charged with the following:

Aggressive Driving
Driving at Unreasonable Speed
Following Too Closely
Fail to Remain in Single Lane
Failure to Signal
No Proof of Insurance
I-495 southbound was closed for approximately 2 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

Breaking Report

Claymont – Rescue crews from the Claymont and Brandywine Hundred Fire Companies along with Trooper 4 and Delaware State Police are responding to I-495 SB for reports of a vehicle crash with ejection.

On their arrival, crews have ordered the roadway closed.

Trooper 4 will land in the southbound lanes shortly.

Update: Reports from the scene indicate that the vehicle rolled three times and at least one person was ejected. One patient is en route to the Trauma Center at Christiana Hospital with very serious injuries.

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