Troopers Update Milford Crash That Sent Two To Hospital By Air, Two By Ground

Milford-The Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash that occurred last evening on (SR-1) Bay Road, Milford,  according to Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz.

Bratz said the preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred on Sunday, July 15, 2018, at approximately 5:28 p.m. on Bay Road in the area of New Wharf Road, Milford. A 2001 Volkswagen Beetle operated by a 16-year-old female of Bridgeville, was on New Wharf Road attempting to turn right onto northbound (SR-1).

The Volkswagen Beetle entered SR-1 northbound and crossed over both northbound lanes into the path of a 2008 Honda Pilot which was traveling in the left lane, according to Bratz. The Volkswagen collided with the Honda Pilot, operated by a 72-year-old female of Newark. This caused the Honda Pilot to be redirected across the grass median of Bay Road into the southbound lanes where it struck the side of a 2016 Volvo Tractor-Trailer, operated by a 62-year-old man of Seaford. As a result of this collision, the rear axle of the trailer to become dislodged. The Honda Pilot rotated counter-clockwise and stopped in the left southbound lane of SR-1. The Tractor-Trailer continued southbound dragging the rear axle.

The 16-year-old driver and her passenger were transported to the Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The 16-year-old was cited for Failure To Remain Stopped and Failure To Have Insurance Identification in Possession.

The 72-year- old female driver of the Honda Pilot was transported by the Delaware State Police Aviation to the Christiana Hospital with serious injuries. One juvenile passenger in the vehicle with serious injuries was flown by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to the AI-DuPont Hospital. Two other passengers in the Honda Pilot, one adult and one juvenile, were transported by EMS to Bayhealth Milford Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The 62-year-old driver of the Volvo Truck and Tractor-Trailer were not injured in this collision.

The roadway in the area of the crash was closed for approximately five hours while the investigation was conducted and the roadway was cleared.


Milford – Yesterday afternoon at approximately 5:30, rescue crews from the Carlisle Fire Company responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Bay Road near New Wharf Road, involving two passenger vehicles and a tractor-trailer.

Two patients were flown to hospitals with critical injuries and two transported by ground with serious injuries. Crews had to deal with heavy entrapment during the extrication, according to a post on the Carlisle Fire Company’s Facebook page.

We will update this story when authorities release additional details.

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Milford– Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a serious crash on (SR1) Bay Road southbound one mile north of U.S. 113, Milford. SR 1 at New Wharf Road, both lanes will be shut down for an extended period of time, according to Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz.

Motorists can expect delays in the surrounding area and are asked to seek alternate routes of travel.

The investigation is in its early stages with further information being released as it becomes available.