Police Cite Man In Accident That Sent 77-Year-Old To Hospital By Air

Middletown – On 9/20/17 at approximately 345 pm Middle Police Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of US 301 at Ash Blvd. Middletown Volunteer Hose Company Fire personnel, along with the New Castle County paramedics responded as well, according to Middletown Police Chief Michael Iglio.

Iglio said officers observed the operator of a Blue Hyundai Sonata trapped inside his vehicle. He was airlifted by the Delaware State Police Helicopter to Christiana Hospital where he was treated and released. The investigation revealed that the operator of the blue Hyundai was traveling south on US 301 when the black Chevrolet 1500 entered the intersection from Ash Blvd to turn north and struck the passenger side of the Hyundai.

The impact caused the Hyundai to slide across the intersection with the driver side door striking a yield sign on the median that divides the north and southbound traffic on US 301, according to Iglio. The operator of the black Chevrolet, Paul Robertson, 48, of Middletown was issued a citation for inattentive driving and was released from the scene.


Middletown – At approximately 3:50 pm this afternoon, New Castle County Paramedics, Volunteer Hose Company, and Delaware State Police helicopter were dispatched to the intersection of Middletown Warwick Road and Ash Boulevard for a motor vehicle crash with a report of an entrapment, according to Paramedic First Class Yvonne Russell.

Russell said upon arrival, New Castle County Paramedics found patient, 77-year-old male, confined to his vehicle in care of emergency medical technicians (EMT’s). Personnel from Volunteer Hose Company worked for 10 minutes to remove the patient from the vehicle. The patient suffered injuries to his chest and elbow. The patient was transported to Christiana Hospital via Delaware State Police helicopter. The patient was stable at the time of transport.

Middletown Police Department is investigating the crash.

Original Breaking Release

Middletown – Rescue crews from Middletown and the surrounding area have responded to the intersection of Warwick Rd & Ash Blvd for reports a crash involving entrapment.

Arriving crews have found at least one patient trapped. South bound traffic on 301 has been stopped.

Trooper 4 is in the air above the scene and will be utilized.

Update: Trooper 4 will transport patient to trauma unit

Update: Patient has arrived at hospital

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