Head-On Collision In Dagsboro, Delaware Sends Four To Hospital, One By Air

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a serious crash involving multiple vehicles which occurred Saturday morning, according to Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz .

Bratz said the incident occurred on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at approximately 9:53 a.m. when a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado, operated by a 62-year-old Dagsboro man, was traveling westbound on Clayton Road (SR 26) stopped at the intersection of DuPont Boulevard (US 113) which is controlled by a traffic light that was red for westbound traffic. A 2013 Ford Edge, operated by a 39-year-old Millsboro man, was traveling eastbound on Nine Foot Road (SR 26) stopped at the intersection of DuPont Boulevard directly across from the Silverado on the opposite side of the highway. A 2018 Ford Econoline FedEx truck, operated by a 53-year-old Ocean View man, was stopped directly behind the Ford Edge on Nine Foot Road. For unknown reasons, the Silverado accelerated through the intersection and crossed both the northbound and southbound travel lanes of DuPont Boulevard, according to Bratz. After crossing through the intersection, the Silverado entered into the eastbound travel lane of Nine Foot Road where its front end collided with the front end of the Ford Edge. As a result of the impact, the Ford Edge was forced backwards for a distance until its rear end collided with the front end of the FedEx truck. All vehicles ultimately came to final rest in the eastbound travel lane of Nine Foot Road.

It is unclear whether or not the driver of the Chevrolet Silverado suffered a medical issue that precipitated the events leading up to the collision. He was transported from the scene by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit Helicopter to the Christiana Hospital and is listed in critical condition.

The Ford Edge occupied by the driver and two passengers (33-year-old woman and four-year-old boy) were properly restrained and suffered only minor injuries as a result of the collision. They were all transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital by EMS as a precautionary measure.

The driver of the FedEx Truck did not sustain any known injuries as a result of this collision.

Nine Foot Road was closed west of DuPont Boulevard for approximately three hours during the investigation.

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