Man injured in billboard fall near Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE (1/1/2016) A 54-year-old man was seriously injured when he fell while climbing a ladder to a billboard, authorities said.

The accident happened about 6:20 p.m. Thursday in the 4900 block of Summit Bridge Road north of Middletown.

The man fell about 15-20 feet, said Sgt. Abigail E. Haas of New Castle County paramedics.

He was treated for a possible head injury and flown to Christiana Hospital in Stanton by Delaware State Police helicopter.

State police are investigating the incident.

Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown also responded.