Update: Officer, Woman Hospitalized After Route 40 Crash

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Earlier today, January 13, 2020, at 1:38 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the intersection of Walther Road and Pulaski Highway for a report of a motor vehilce crash involving a patrol car.

Police say a Hyundai Tucson was turning left from East Pulaski Highway onto Walther Road when it was struck by a fully marked New Castle County patrol vehicle that was traveling Westbound on Pulaski Highway.

The driver of the Hyundai, a 61-year-old woman, was transported to Christiana Hospital with what police are labeling as minor non-life-threatening injuries.

The New Castle County Police officer was also transported to Christiana Hospital for minor non-life-threatening injuries, according to officials.

Reports from the scene indicated that one of the patients was also accompanied by New Castle County Paramedics during transport.

Police are asking anyone that witnessed the accident to contact Detective Blithe at Andrew.Blithe@newcastlede.gov or New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800.

Breaking Report

County Police have closed the wb lanes of Route 40 while they investigate an accident involving one of their vehicles.

At around 1:18 rescue crews along with Trooper 4 were dispatched to Route 40 at Walther Road for a vehicle crash with injuries.

Two patients were transported to Christiana Hospital. No information on injuries is available at this time.

New Castle County Police released the following statement:

“New Castle County Police have shut down Route 40 westbound at Governor Square and have shut down southbound Walther Road to Pierce Run for an accident investigation that occurred in the intersection of Walther Road and Route 40.”

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