NCCPD Officer injured after being rear-ended at light where he was stopped

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.

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