Police: Several People Injured When Driver Slams Into Ambulance In Dover

The Dover Police Department responded to the area of Scarborough Road at N. DuPont Highway for an accident involving an occupied ambulance at 1:23 a.m. Saturday morning, according to Public Information Office Sergeant Mark Hoffman.

Hoffman said upon arrival, it was learned that a gray Chevrolet van driven by Justin Pawlowski, 35, had crashed into the rear of an occupied ambulance. Pawlowski was pinned inside of his vehicle and suffered a broken leg and other minor injuries as a result of the crash.

A passenger inside of Pawlowski’s vehicle was transported to the hospital for a shoulder injury. Three occupants of the ambulance, including two ambulance staff were transported to the hospital for injuries sustained in the accident. One of the medical staff onboard the ambulance suffered a severe concussion and was unconscious for several hours. The patient that was being transported did not suffer any injuries from the crash.

The investigation revealed that Pawlowski was driving under the influence, said Hoffman. Pawlowski is currently hospitalized for his injuries, but will be charged with the following offenses upon his release:

-Vehicular Assault 1st Degree
-Vehicular Assault 2nd Degree (2x)
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
-DUI
-Traffic Offenses

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