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Entrapment at the Deer Park

posted Oct 24, 2014, 10:25 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B   [ updated Oct 24, 2014, 10:31 AM ]
n 10/22/2014 at 2156 hours, Aetna units as well as NCCEMS Medic 3 and an ALS supervisor were dispatched to the area of the Deer Park Tavern (108 West Main Street) for an MVC with entrapment.  Units arrived to find 2 priority trauma patients, 7-8B (Fox) had command and requested a 2nd medic unit bringing Medic 6 to the scene.  Both patients were extricated and transported to Christiana Hospital.  See the below press release from the Newark Police Department for further details.  Photos courtesy of Aetna Photographer Dave Wilson.


The Newark Police Department Traffic Unit is currently investigating a serious motor vehicle collision which occurred on the 100 Block of West Main Street, Newark. The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred on Wednesday October 22,
2014 approximately 9:50 p.m. A 44 year old male operating a Dodge Durango was traveling east bound on West Main Street. At the intersection where east bound West Main Street turns right onto South Main Street, the driver of the Dodge Durango failed to turn right and traveled straight onto the one way west bound traffic of the 100 Block of West Main Street. The Durango traveled at a high rate of speed the wrong way on West Main Street, where it struck a west bound Toyota Prius head on in front of the Deer Park Tavern. The Toyota Prius was driven by a 66 year old male. Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder along with the New Castle County Paramedics extricated and treated both subjects on scene before removing them to Christiana Hospital with serious injuries. The 44 year old male driver of the Dodge Durango has been released from the hospital. The 66 year old driver of the Toyota Prius is in serious condition undergoing surgery for lower body injuries at Christiana Hospital. This collision remains under investigation by the Newark Police Department Traffic Unit and no charges have been issued at this time. West Main Street was closed for approximately 3 hours as the collision was investigated and cleared. The Newark Police Department affirms that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Media Contact: M/Cpl. Gerald J. Bryda, Public Information Officer, 302-366-7110 ext 129 or gerald.bryda