At approximately 4:30 p.m. the New Castle County Paramedics (NCCEMS), Delaware State Police Aviation’s Trooper 4, and Townsend Fire Company were dispatched to DuPont Parkway at Blackbird Landing Road for a motor vehicle collision with entrapment and multiple patients, according to Senior Sergeant Abigail Haas.
Due to multiple seriously injured patients additional ambulances, paramedic units, and aircraft from neighboring agencies were dispatched to assist.
Haas said New Castle County Paramedics arrived on scene to find a two-vehicle collision. One vehicle was still in the roadway with three patients complaining of minor injuries. The force of the collision sent a second vehicle into a retention pond on the northeast side of the intersection. Four patients were found in the vehicle in the retention pond with three being trapped. All three patients were extricated in approximately 25 minutes.
Seven total patients were treated with four being transported to local hospitals.
An approximately 55-year-old-man was transported to Christiana Hospital by Christiana Care LifeNet helicopter with head and internal injuries listed in critical condition.
A 9-year-old boy was transported to Nemours DuPont Children’s Hospital by Trooper 4 with head and internal injuries in serious condition.
A 23-year-old woman was transported to Christiana Hospital by Townsend Fire Company Ambulance and Kent County Paramedics with head and internal injuries in serious condition.
A 23-year-old man was transported to Christian Hospital by Townsend Fire Company Ambulance and Kent County Paramedics with extremity injuries in stable condition.
A 30-year-old woman, a 63-year-old-woman, and a 14-month-old girl all from another vehicle were treated on scene for minor injuries and refused transport.
Delaware State Police is investigating the incident.