Authorities Update Saturday’s Route 40 Rollover Crash

At approximately 4:55 yesterday afternoon, New Castle County Paramedics and Christiana Fire Company were dispatched to the intersection of Pulaski Highway and Buckley Boulevard for a motor vehicle crash.

Upon arrival, New Castle County Paramedics found one patient, 55-year-old-female, needing advanced life support care, said Paramedic First Class, Yvonne Russell.

The patient, who suffered injuries to her head, was transported to Christiana Hospital via Christiana Fire Company ambulance accompanied by New Castle County Paramedics. She was in stable condition at the time of transport, said Russell.

Delaware State Police is investigating the crash.

Original Story

Bear – Just before 5:00 this evening rescue crews from the Christiana Fire Company along with New Castle County Paramedics and Troopers with the Delaware State Police responded to Pulaski Hwy (Route 40) and Buckley Blvd. for reports of a rollover crash.

Upon their arrival, crews reported a total of three patients injured, one of which was trapped.

Early reports from the scene indicate that the driver of a suv may have had a medical episode before drifting across Route 40 into oncoming traffic.  The suv then collided with a passenger car before rolling over and hitting a tree, trapping the driver.

The patient was freed by rescue crews after several minutes and later transported to the trauma center at Christiana Hospital via ambulance with New Castle County Paramedic accompanying.

Two other patients were also transported to  Christiana Hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Route 40 WB was closed while crews worked to clear the accident.

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