The officer was stopped at a red signal on the Churchmans Road Extension when he was struck from behind.
New Castle (DE) by Digital News Team: A 17-year veteran of the New Castle County Police Department was transported to Christiana Medical Center after a motor vehicle collision on Wednesday September 07, 2022 while operating his patrol vehicle.
Police say on Wednesday September 07, 2022 at approximately 10:30 a.m., the officer was traveling southbound on Churchmans Road Extension when he stopped for a red signal at the traffic light just prior to the intersection of Christiana Road (SR273). Moments later, he was rear-ended by a 2011 Hyundai Sonata being operated by a 63-year-old female. The sedan continued to travel in the southbound direction before it veered off the roadway. It then jumped the curb onto the grass and struck a DelDOT sign.
Police say both the officer and the 63-year-old female driver of the sedan were transported to Christiana Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
The 63-year-old female driver was issued a citation for careless driving and failure to have insurance identification in possession.