September 15, 2017 – On Friday, September 15, 2017 at
approximately 11:40am the Newark Police Department responded to a traffic
collision on northbound S. College Avenue just south of Welsh Tract Road.
Investigators have determined that a Ford box truck operated by a 38 year old
female was traveling northbound in the right lane of S. College Avenue
approaching Welsh Tract Road. The truck failed to stop for stopped
traffic at the red traffic signal and rear ended a black Acura occupied by a 20
year old male and a 7 month old male, who was in a car seat in the rear of the
vehicle. The Acura was then pushed forward into the rear of a Toyota Highlander
occupied by a 68 year old male (driver) and a 66 year old female
passenger. The Toyota was then pushed forward into a Ford 350 pickup
truck driven by a 24 year old female.
The driver of the box truck, the driver of the Acura,
and the two occupants of the Highlander were all transported by ambulance to
Christiana Hospital. Their injury status is unknown at this time.
The infant in the Acura had to be extricated from the vehicle by Aetna HH&L
and was flown to A.I. Dupont Hospital by Delaware State Police
helicopter. The infant’s injury status is unknown at this time. The
driver of the Ford pickup was not injured.
The Newark Police Department Traffic Unit is
continuing to investigate this collision and no charges have been filed at this
Anyone with information regarding this investigation
should contact Sergeant Curtis Davis at 302-366-7100 ext. 3118 or CDavis@newark.de.us