First Class Yvonne T. Russell
Date of Incident: February 18, 2018 Time of Incident: 0850 hours
Type: Motor Vehicle Crash with Entrapment involving Multiple Patients
Claymont – At approximately 8:50 this morning New Castle County Paramedics, Claymont and Brandywine Hundred Fire Companies, and Delaware State Police helicopter were dispatched to the area of Interstate 95 Northbound and Harvey Road off-ramp for a motor vehicle crash with entrapment involving multiple patients, according to Paramedic First Class Yvonne Russell.
Russell said upon arrival New Castle County Paramedics found 2 patients. The first patient 40-year-old male who had removed himself from the vehicle. The patient suffered minor injuries and was transported to Christiana Hospital via Claymont Fire Company ambulance in care of emergency medical technicians (EMT’s). The patient was in stable condition at the time of transport.
The second patient, 40-year-old female, was confined to the vehicle. Responding fire personnel utilized specialized equipment to remove the patient from the vehicle. The patient suffered injuries to her head. The patient was transported to Christiana Hospital via Delaware State Police helicopter accompanied by New Castle County Paramedics. The patient was in stable condition at the time of transport.
Claymont – Earlier this morning rescue crews from the Claymont Fire Company, along with New Castle County Paramedics and Delaware State Police responded to I-95 NB just north of Harvey Road for reports of a vehicle accident involving a rollover.
Reports from the scene indicate that the vehicle left the roadway into the woods. Two patients were trapped in the vehicle according to early reports.
Two patients were extricated from the vehicle and transported to the hospital. Trooper 4 (Delaware State Police Aviation) landed on I-95 and transported one patient to Christiana Hospital with a trauma alert called. The second patient was transported by ground ambulance with undetermined injuries.
I-95 NB was closed as crews worked to clear the accident.