Authorities Update New Castle Rollover Crash That Took Down Utility Pole, Closed Route 9


Collins Park – This afternoon, at approximately 1:50 New Castle County Paramedics and personnel from the Holloway Terrace and Minquadale Fire Companies were dispatched to the intersection of New Castle Avenue and May Avenue, for a motor vehicle crash involving a rollover, according to Paramedic Senior Corporal David McKinney, Jr.

McKinney said arriving County Paramedics found a one-vehicle crash. The vehicle involved struck a utility pole and then rolled over, bringing wires down into the intersection. An elderly male was evaluated on scene for a hand injury and a possible head injury. He was transported to the Emergency Department at Christiana Hospital on board an ambulance from the Minquadale Fire Company with a New Castle County Paramedic accompanying. The patient was stable at the time of transport.

The Delaware State Police were on scene and are investigating the crash.

Breaking Report

Collins Park – At approximately 1:40 this afternoon rescue crews from the Holloway Terrace Fire Company, along with the Delaware State Police responded the intersection or Route 9 and May Avenue for reports of a vehicle into a utility pole.

As fire crews responded to the scene they were alerted that the vehicle had rolled over and the driver was trapped in the car, with wires down in the roadway. As Delaware State Police were responding dispatch told Troopers that the driver was trapped and the car was on fire.

Upon arrival, fire crews reported that the driver was not trapped. Additionally, it doesn’t look like the car was on fire either.

It’s unclear if the driver was injured in the accident.

Route 9 was closed in both directions for a little over an hour as crews worked to clear the scene.