Three hospitalized after a hospital crash in Delaware

Three people in the Delaware River and Bay Authority Medical Unit at RWJH St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewes are being treated after a three-car crash on a stretch of Colonial Road in the Highlands on Monday afternoon.

One person was critically injured.

The Delaware River and Bay Authority said three vehicles in a 1,800-foot chain-reaction crash on Colonial Road “ended with the Jeep Grand Cherokee off the road, and severely damaged,” according to the Ocean City Times.

The first crash occurred when a car ran a stop sign on Hopkins Road at about 1:25 p.m., DVRB said. A pickup truck driving in the opposite direction struck the rear of the car. A third car then collided with the pickup truck, and three people in the Jeep were thrown into the Atlantic Ocean, some as far as 12 feet, DVRB said.

Two of the people from the Jeep were seriously injured, according to Ocean City City’s fire chief, Stephen DeLuca. One of them was a 58-year-old man who was driving a Dodge pickup truck and who was taken to RWJH St. Mary’s, and the other was a 19-year-old woman in a Datsun driven by a 65-year-old man, who also was taken to RWJH St. Mary’s.

The fourth person in the Jeep is a male in his mid-20s who was wearing a seat belt and who was also taken to RWJH St. Mary’s, according to DeLuca.

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