Two Seriously Injured Sunday Morning In Newark

On Sunday morning, just after4:30, May 28, 2023, a motor vehicle collision took place on the Christina Parkway (SR4) over the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks, leading to a response from the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company and the New Castle County Paramedics.

Upon arrival, firefighters and EMS personnel were confronted with a significant crash. Two vehicles had collided head-on, resulting in serious injuries to the occupants. The initial assessment revealed that both vehicles had a patient inside, each requiring immediate medical attention.

One of the patients, a 38-year-old male, was trapped inside his vehicle, necessitating a complex and time-consuming extrication process. The rescue effort, which involved the coordinated work of skilled firefighters and paramedics, lasted approximately 46 minutes. Throughout the operation, New Castle County Paramedics initiated treatment for the trapped individual’s multiple trauma, including the administration of a blood infusion. Once freed from the wreckage, the patient was transported to the Christiana Hospital Emergency Department by an Aetna ambulance, accompanied by the county paramedics.

Meanwhile, a second county paramedic unit was summoned to attend to the second patient, a 24-year-old male. This individual had sustained lower extremity injuries as a result of the collision. The paramedics promptly assessed his condition and provided immediate medical treatment. Subsequently, he was transported to the Christiana Hospital Emergency Department by another Aetna ambulance, accompanied by the county paramedics.

In response to the collision, the Newark Delaware Police Department closed the affected stretch of the Christiana Parkway between Science Boulevard and Elkton Road. This measure was necessary to facilitate the rescue and investigation process. The Newark Police announced the reopening of the road at 9:00 a.m., once the necessary assessments and evidence collection had been completed.