The Newark Police Department has cited a Connecticut man in connection with this mornings crash on South College Avenue.
Newark Police just released the following statement:
“On December 30, 2018, at 10:25 am, Newark Police responded to South College Avenue and Welsh Tract Road for a crash involving multiple injuries.
During the investigation, officers determined that a 2015 Hyundai Sonata was traveling northbound on South College Avenue intending to turn left onto Welsh Tract Road. A 1993 GMC pick-up truck was traveling southbound on South College Avenue in the left straight lane. The Hyundai turned left in front of the GMC and the GMC struck the passenger side of the Hyundai.
The female passenger in the Hyundai sustained serious injuries and was trapped in the vehicle. She was extricated by Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company of Newark, treated by New Castle County Paramedics and was flown by Delaware State Police helicopter to an area trauma center for treatment. The male driver of the Hyundai, as well as the two occupants of the GMC, were all transported to area hospitals for injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
The driver of the Hyundai, an 85-year-old male from Essex, CT, was issued a summons for Failure to Yield on a Left Turn. Southbound South College Avenue and part of Welsh Tract Road were closed for about two hours while police investigated and cleared the scene.”
Just before 10:30 this morning, Sunday, December 30, 2018, Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company along with New Castle County Paramedics, Newark Police and Delaware State Police Aviation Section (Trooper 4) were dispatched to the intersection of South College Avenue and Welsh Tract Road for a motor vehicle collision with entrapment and multiple patients.
Upon their arrival, Newark Police Officers reported that a woman was trapped inside her vehicle. Moments later, arriving rescue crews found four patients including the trapped patient, according to officials. Upon his arrival, Aetna’s Chief Andrew Bowerson declared a Level I MCI (Mass Casualty Incident) which brought additional medical teams from Christiana Fire.
After about ten minutes crews freed the patient from the vehicle. The patient was stabilized by Aetna medical crews and New Castle County Paramedics before being flown to Christiana Hospital by Trooper 4. Three additional patients were also transported to Christiana Hospital.
The Newark Delaware Police Department is handling the investigation.
Newark – Rescue crews from Aetna, Hose, Hook, and Ladder, along with crews from New Castle County Paramedics and Trooper 4 have responded to South College Avenue at Welsh Tract Road for a crash with entrapment.
Newark Police have confirmed that at least one person is trapped and several others are injured.
Upon arrival, crews have declared a Level 1 Mass Casualty Incident. At least five ambulances are en route to the scene.
Update: The trapped patient has been extricated and is being loaded into Trooper 4 for transport to the Trauma Center at Christiana Hospital in Stanton.
Newark Police have issued the following statement:
There is a multi-vehicle crash with injuries on South College Avenue at Welsh Tract Road. Southbound South College Avenue is closed at West Chestnut Hill Road. Traffic on Welsh Tract Road cannot enter the intersection with South College Avenue. The roadway is expected to be closed for an extended period for investigation and clean-up.
Please use alternate routes and use caution in the area.