Authorities Update Middletown Crash That Trapped Two

At approximately 3:05 this morning New Castle County Paramedics, Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown and Delaware State Police helicopter were dispatched to the 4000 block of Summit Bridge Road in Middletown for a motor vehicle crash.

Upon arrival, New Castle County Paramedics found 2 patients, both confined to their vehicles. Responding fire personnel utilized specialized equipment to remove the patients after 30 minutes. The first patient, a 30-year-old man, suffering from injuries to his leg and arm was transported to Christiana Hospital via Volunteer Hose Company ambulance accompanied by New Castle County Paramedics. The patient was in serious condition at the time of transport, according to Paramedic First Class Yvonne Russell.

The second patient, a 23-year-old man, suffered injuries to his face, arm, leg, and pelvis. He was treated on scene and transported to Christiana Hospital via Delaware State Police helicopter. The patient was in serious condition at the time of transport.

Delaware State Police is investigating the crash.

Breaking Report

Middletown – Just after 3:00 this morning rescue crews from the Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown responded to 4190 Summit Bridge Road for reports of a vehicle accident with entrapment.

Upon arrival, crews reported two heavily trapped. Assistance from the Odessa Fire Company, Port Penn Fire Company, as well as an additional medic unit from New Castle County (NCC) Paramedics was requested.

Delaware State Police Aviation’s Trooper 4 and Christiana Care’s Lifenet Helicopter responded to the scene as well. Lifenet was later recalled.

At 3:33 the driver of a pickup truck was freed from the vehicle. A few moments later the driver of a black sedan was extricated from that vehicle.

One patient was transported to Christiana Hospital by Middletown’s ambulance with all five NCC Paramedics onboard.

It’s believed that Trooper 4 transported the second patient to Christiana Hospital as well.

Not much is know about the accident at this time. Crews did report that there was ice on the roadway.


About Staff Writer

First State Update's Delaware editorial team covers New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County breaking news, political news, and general news stories. We bring the reader the latest news from the Wilmington, Newark, Dover, Rehoboth Beach and all point in between. If you have news to share, email us at

View all posts by Staff Writer →