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Milford Beacon
  • Multi-car crash in Milford sends 1 to hospital; Area police urge safe driving during holiday weekend

  • With higher amounts of traffic for the Fourth of July, the Milford Police Department and the Delaware State Police encourage drivers to follow traffic laws such as speed limits, wearing your seat belt, not using hand-held cell phones and paying attention to the road.
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  • A multi-vehicle crash occurred Wednesday afternoon in Milford on southbound U.S. Route 113, south of Buccaneer Boulevard, sending one passenger to Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital with possible injuries, according to Sgt. Robert Young of the Milford Police Department.
    Around noon on Wednesday, 37-year-old George F. Redden, III, of Ocean View, crashed his Kia passenger vehicle into a Toyota, pushing the Toyota into a stopped tractor trailer. Both passenger vehicles were towed and the Toyota's passenger was transported to Milford Memorial Hospital for possible injuries. Redden was charged with inattentive driving, expired license and no proof of insurance, according to Sgt. Young.
    With higher amounts of traffic for the Fourth of July, Sgt. Young encourages drivers to follow traffic laws such as speed limits, wearing your seat belt, not using hand-held cell phones and paying attention to the road. "Take your time and make sure you're not rushing," he advised. "Be attentive and pay attention to pedestrians as well."
    According to a press release issued by Delaware State Police today, troops will be patrolling roadways for safety throughout the holiday weekend.
    "As we take time this July 4 holiday weekend to celebrate our nation's freedom, we must not forget the dangers that can arise from traveling on our roadways," said Sgt. Paul Shavack, director of public information for the Delaware State Police. "The Delaware State Police would like to wish everyone an enjoyable but safe July 4 holiday!"
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