Delaware State Police are investigating a crash that closed Route 1 on Tuesday.
Just before 4:45, a motor vehicle collision occurred on Route 1 Northbound, on the Roth Bridge, over the C & D Canal. New Castle County Paramedics along with crews from several fire companies and Delaware State Police responded to the incident.
The crash involved a rolledover construction-type truck and three passenger vehicles.
Upon arrival at the scene, paramedics and emergency response teams found five individuals in need of medical evaluation for injuries sustained during the accident.
Among the victims, was a 51-year-old male, the operator of one a passenger vehicle. He received immediate medical attention for possible head and internal injuries. Due to the serious nature of his injuries, he was transported to Christiana Hospital in serious condition.
Additionally, two other individuals involved in the crash were transported to the same hospital by basic life support ambulance services, having sustained minor injuries. Two subjects opted against medical transport after being evaluated by EMS personnel on-site.
The Delaware State Police have taken the lead in investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident, which has momentarily drawn attention to the inherent risks associated with road travel, especially involving larger vehicles such as construction trucks.
The response to this accident was bolstered by the participation of several key emergency service providers, including the New Castle County EMS (Paramedics), Delaware City Fire Company, and Port Penn Fire Company. These agencies, recognized for their commitment to providing top-tier emergency medical services, played crucial roles in the immediate aftermath of the collision, ensuring that those affected received prompt and efficient medical care.
This incident serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictability of road travel and the importance of emergency services in mitigating the aftermath of such unforeseen events. The collaborative effort of the responding agencies underscores the community’s reliance on these vital responders, who stand ready to address emergencies and safeguard the well-being of the public.