Man In Critical After His Car Was Reportedly Struck By Multiple Vehicles

A driver is in critical condition after an early-morning crash on I-95, according to New Castle County Paramedics Assistant PIO Oliver Kocher.

Kocher said at approximately 4:45 am, New Castle County Paramedics, Christiana Fire Company, Minquas Fire Company of Newport, and Delaware State Police were dispatched to Interstate 95 southbound just south of Basin Road in the area of the DelDOT Sandbox for a motor vehicle collision with a vehicle reported on fire.

Responding units confirmed reports of a vehicle on fire. Upon arrival, New Castle County Paramedics found an unknown age male patient in care of Minquas Fire Company EMTs, already extricated from the vehicle. The patient was treated on scene for head, extremities, and suspected internal injuries. He was transported to Christiana Hospital via Minquas Fire Company ambulance accompanied by New Castle County Paramedics. The patient was in critical condition at the time of transport.

FSU has viewed a video of a Good Samaritan that says he stopped to assist at the scene. The man describes the accident in detail. The man says that when he stopped to help, the car was struck again by a tractor-trailer estimated to be traveling at 65 mph. Shortly after that, the man says the car was struck again by a pickup truck. The man went on to say that the vehicle caught fire which prompted him to get out of his vehicle with two fire extinguishers.

Delaware State Police is investigating the crash.


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