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Two Newark Teens Injured in Two-Car Accident in Middletown Last Week

Apr 07, 2015 01:57PM ● By Kevin

On Friday March 27, 2015 at approximately 1450 hours the Middletown Police Department was dispatched to Route 301 (Middletown Warwick Road) and Bunker Hill Road for a reported two vehicle personal injury accident.

The investigation revealed that a 2002 Saturn being operated by a 16 year old female from Newark was traveling Northbound on Middletown-Warwick Road.  The driver attempted to make a left turn onto Bunker Hill Road but ran into the path of a 2001 Ford Mustang that was traveling Southbound on Middletown-Warwick Road.

The force of the impact caused a front seat passenger of the Saturn, a 13 year old male to be ejected from the vehicle, and the 16 year old operator to be trapped in the vehicle.

The Middletown Volunteer Fire and Hose, Middletown Volunteer Ambulance and New Castle County Paramedics also responded to the scene.

The 13 year passenger was airlifted to Christiana Hospital by the Delaware State Police Helicopter.

The driver of the Saturn and the 23 year old female driver of the Ford were transported to Christiana Hospital by Middletown Volunteer Fire and Hose Ambulance.

The 23 year old driver of the Ford was treated and was later released.

The 16 year old driver of the Saturn and her 13 year old passenger who both sustained numerous breaks and fractures were treated and held for observation.

The driver of the Saturn was cited for failure to yield right of way and failure to wear a seat belt.

The investigation revealed that neither the 16 nor 13 year old were wearing their seatbelts.

Traffic was diverted from the accident scene for approximately one hour.

 Information courtesy of Middletown Police Department

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