CLAYMONT, DELAWARE (6/11/2017) Four people were injured Saturday in a two-vehicle collision in Claymont, authorities said.
The crash happened about 5:05 p.m. at southbound Interstate 495 and the Philadelphia Pike off ramp.
Paramedic First Class Yvonne T. Russell said all four victims were taken to Christiana Hospital in Stanton.
She gave this account of the injuries:
- A 71-year-old man was trapped in his car more than 20 minutes until firefighters cut it open to remove him. He suffered injuries to his head, chest and shoulder and was in serious condition.
- A 72-year-old woman was trapped in the car more than 30 minutes until extricated by firefighters and she suffered injuries to her head, arm, leg and back. She was in critical condition.
- A 26-year-old man was able to get out of a car on his own after suffering injuries to his head, neck and ankle. He was in stable condition.
- A 26-year-old woman suffered injuries to her ankle and back. She was in serious condition.
The first three victims were taken to the hospital by ambulances from Claymont and Brandywine Hundred fire companies, and the fourth was flown to the hospital by a Delaware State Police helicopter, Russell said.
The crash is under investigation by Delaware State Police.