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Car Strikes Restaurant, Child Seriously Injured

posted Mar 10, 2012, 1:00 PM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Mar 10, 2012, 1:51 PM ]

The Newark Police are investigating a serious collision which occurred at 12:49pm on March 10th at the McDonald’s restaurant located at 815 South College Avenue in Newark. 

At the time of the collision a 17 year old male from New Castle was attempting to pull a 2012 Dodge Caravan into a parking space on the west side of the restaurant, when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle accelerated, striking the west side of the building and partially intruding into the women’s restroom. 

At the time of the collision a 31 year old Newark woman was inside the restroom with her 2 year daughter.  The child was on a changing table mounted to the interior of the wall which was struck.  The child sustained a head injury and the mother sustained a minor leg injury.  Both were transported by Aetna Ambulance to Christiana Hospital.  The child was later transferred to A.I. DuPont Hospital and is listed in serious condition.  The mother has been released from the hospital. 

The 17 year old driver of the vehicle was not injured.  No charges have been filed at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

Courtesy: Newark Police Department