Earlier this morning, June 30, at approximately 9:08 a.m. patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the intersection of Darley Road and Ravine Road. As they were being dispatched the officers were made aware that one of the vehicles involved in the crash was an ambulance from the Claymont Fire Company.
When the officers arrived at the scene, they found that the ambulance collided with a vehicle that was entering Darley off of Ravine Road. First aid was administered to the 85-year-old female driver of the vehicle, however, she succumbed at the scene. The two occupants of the ambulance were taken to local area hospitals for minor injuries and were subsequently treated and released.
The New Castle County Division of Police Traffic Services Unit arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation. Their investigation revealed that the ambulance was traveling southbound on Darley Road with its emergency equipment activated when it collided with the vehicle pulling onto Darley from Ravine Road.
The ambulance was en route to a call for a motor vehicle collision involving a bicycle in the area of Governor Printz Blvd and Palace Avenue.
Additional crews were dispatched to that incident where they found a 19-year-old male. He was treated on scene for injuries to his extremities and transported to Christiana Hospital via Delaware State Police helicopter, accompanied by New Castle County Paramedics, in stable condition.
A patient in the vehicle struck by the ambulance was also transported to the hospital for what are believed to be non-life injuries.