Three Transported To Hospital After Fiery Crash In Townsend, One By Air

Three people were hospitalized after a crash in Townsend Sunday night.

At approximately 6:13 p.m. New Castle County Paramedics, Townsend Fire Company, Odessa Fire Company, Kent County Paramedics, and Delaware State Police Aviation Section (Trooper 4) responded to
DuPont Parkway at Summit Bridge Road in Townsend for a motor vehicle collision with multiple patients. Initial units arrived on scene to find a two-vehicle collision involving two sedans. The first vehicle was on fire with a single occupant who had self-extricated prior to the arrival of emergency personnel. Townsend Fire Company quickly extinguished the fire. The second vehicle was found to have two patients with the front seat passenger trapped, requiring extrication tools to free him from the vehicle.

NCCEMS Senior Sergeant Abigail Haas said the driver of the vehicle on fire, a 20-year-old male, was transported by a Townsend Fire Company ambulance with New Castle County Paramedics on board in serious condition with internal injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle, a 23-year-old female was transported by an Odessa Fire Company ambulance with Kent County Paramedics on board in stable condition with head and chest injuries.

The passenger of the second vehicle, a 21-year-old male, was transported by Delaware State Police aircraft with New Castle County Paramedics on board in critical condition with head and internal injuries. All patients were transported to Christiana Hospital in Stanton.

Delaware State Police is investigating the incident.

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