Head-on Collision In Newark Snarls Rush Hour Traffic

Newark – Delaware State Police (DSP) are currently investigating a head-on collision on Possum Park Road, just north of Capitol Trail (Kirkwood Highway). The accident occurred just after 4:00 p.m.

The accident caused heavy damage to both vehicles, fully deploying airbags in one. Its unclear if anyone was transported to the hospital as a result of the accident. Crews from Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder, along with DSP and Aetna Fire Police responded to the scene.


A reader submitted the following comment on our Facebook page

As an update to your story about the head on collision on Possum Park Rd- I live about 500/1000 ft from the accident. I came home right afterwards and first responders were on the scene when I walked down. I watched them load a female (possibly 35-45 yrs old) into an ambulance, which turned left on Eileen Dr with lights on, but without sirens. The ambulance presumably went out the other entrance of the Chapel Hill neighborhood, as Possum Park road was closed at the time. I’m not sure if the woman was a driver or a passenger. Her neck was immobilized but she did not appear to sustain any life threatening injuries.

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