4 hurt in crash at I-95 toll plaza


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NEWARK, DELAWARE (3/16/2016) Four people were injured this evening in a three-vehicle crash at the Newark toll plaza on Interstate 95, according to reports from the scene.

The accident in the northbound lanes happened about 7:30 p.m.

An SUV was stopped to pay the toll when it was struck in the rear by a Cadillac sedan and there was toll booth damage. A third vehicle, another SUV, in the adjacent lane was struck by debris from the initial crash.

A 19-year-old woman who was a passenger in the sedan was treated for a possible head injury, back and abdominal pain before being taken by ambulance to Christiana Hospital in Stanton in serious but stable condition, said Sgt. Abigail E. Haas of New Castle County paramedics.

A 51-year-old woman who was a passenger in an SUV was trapped in the vehicle until extricated by firefighters in about 15 minutes, Haas said.  She was treated for possible internal injuries, then taken by ambulance to Christiana Hospital in Stanton in stable condition.

Two others were taken by ambulance to the hospital with injuries that weren’t life-threatening, Haas said.

Two toll collectors declined transport to the hospital.

Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company of Newark, Christiana Fire Company and Singerly Fire Company of Elkton, Maryland, responded.

Delaware State Police are investigating the crash.

DelDOT reports that cash lanes 3 through 7 were closed by the crash, with lanes 1 and 2 remaining open. High-speed E-ZPass lanes remained open.