The woman, whose name has not been released, is in a Milford hospital
A Newark woman has been hospitalized following a weekend crash near Milford.
Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz said the crash took place at 5:28 p.m. Sunday, July 15 on State Route 1 in the area of New Wharf Road.
The investigation showed a 16-year-old driving a Volkswagen Beetle was turning onto Route 1 when it crossed into the path of a 2008 Honda Pilot. The collision threw the Pilot across the median and into the southbound side of Route 1, where it hit a 2016 Volvo tractor-trailer and then came to rest.
The collision dislodged the rear axle from the truck, Bratz said.
The Pilot’s driver, a 72-year-old woman from Newark, was taken by state police helicopter to the Christiana Hospital while a juvenile in the car was sent by helicopter to the A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital, also with serious injuries.
Two other passengers in the Honda were taken to Bayhealth Hospital-Milford Campus with non-life-threatening injuries, Bratz said.
The driver of the Volvo, a 62-year-old man from Seaford, was not hurt.
The Volkswagen’s driver and her passenger also were taken to Milford Bayhealth, suffering from minor injuries.
The driver, whose name was not released due to her age, was cited for failure to remain stopped and failure to have insurance identification in her possession.
Bratz said the roadway in the area of the crash was closed for about five hours while the investigation was conducted and the roadway cleared.