A woman is dead after police say she failed to yield the right of way to an oncoming ambulance on Darley Road Wednesday morning.
WILMINGTON (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: Police say a woman is dead after she failed to yield the right of way to an oncoming ambulance that had it’s emergency equipment activated on Darley Road Wednesday morning.
New Castle County Police and first responders were dispatched to the intersection of Darley Road and Ravine Road around 9:00 a.m. Wednesday morning for the crash.
The crash involved an ambulance from the Claymont Fire Company.
“When the officers arrived at the scene, they observed that the ambulance collided with a vehicle that was entering Darley off of Ravine Road.,” said police spokesman Michel Eckerd. “First aid was administered to the 85-year-old female driver of the vehicle however she was pronounced dead at the scene.”
The two occupants of the ambulance were taken to local area hospitals for minor injuries and were subsequently treated and released., Eckerd said.
Investigators say the ambulance was traveling south bound on Darley Road with its emergency equipment activated when it collided with the vehicle pulling onto Darley from Ravine Road.
According to a Claymont Fire Company official, the ambulance was not loaded with a patient at the time and was enroute to a 9-1-1 call. They say the accident involving the ambulance will not cause a disruption to service to the communities it serves.
This investigation is still in its early stages and additional updates to follow. We are asking for anyone that might have witnessed this crash or have any information pertaining to this investigation to please contact Detective Brandon Harris at Brandon.Harris@newcastlede.gov or by calling our non-emergency number at 302-573-2800. We can also be contacted via Facebook Direct Message. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Division of Police.