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Officials Update Route 4 Tractor-Trailer Motorcycle Crash

At approximately 1:25 yesterday afternoon, New Castle County Paramedics and surrounding fire companies were dispatched to the intersection of Science Boulevard and Christina Parkway for a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle, according to Paramedic Corporal Yvonne Russell.

Russell said upon arrival, New Castle County Paramedics found one patient, a 30-year-old-male, the motorcyclist who was removed from his motorcycle. The patient suffered injuries to his legs, arms, and pelvis as a result of an accident involving a tractor-trailer. The patient was treated on scene and transported to Christiana Hospital via Delaware State Police helicopter accompanied by Delaware State Police paramedics. The patient was in serious condition.

Newark Police Department is investigating the crash.

Responding Agencies:
New Castle County EMS (Paramedics)
Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company
Delaware State Police Aviation Section (helicopter)
Newark Police Department

Update

Newark Police have released a statement regarding the motorcycle accident that occurred just before 1:30 this afternoon.

“Newark Police are currently on the scene of a serious crash involving a motorcycle and tractor-trailer on Christina Parkway (SR 4). Christina Parkway is currently closed between South College Ave and Elkton Road. Please use an alternate route and expect delays.”

Breaking Report

Newark – Rescue crews from Aetna Hose, Hook, and Ladder along with Newark Police, UDEL Police and Trooper 4 are responding to Christina Parkway at Science Blvd for an accident involving a motorcycle.”

Police have closed the road to allow the helicopter to land.

Update: The patient has been airlifted to the trauma center. The road remains closed.

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