Police Report Area Vehicle Accidents Last Week, Including Road Rage
On May 23, 2015 at approximately 1:45 am, a road rage incident began on Route 13 near Wilmington. The suspect followed the victim south on Interstate 95 to the Route 896 exit. After travelling north on Route 896 to Route 4 the victim pulled over to confront the suspect. The victim and his front seat passenger got out of their car, the suspect then accelerated and struck the victim with the front of his car. The victim was thrown to the grass median and the suspect fled the area. While fleeing the suspect vehicle struck a previously uninvolved vehicle passing the scene at the time.
The victims vehicle is a silver Mercedes C30. The male 36 year old driver was the victim of the assault. The front seat passenger is a male 42 years old and a brother-in-law of the victim. The female 34 year old rear seat passenger is the wife of the victim. Only the driver was injured during this incident and was transported to Christiana Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect vehicle is a dark color Dodge Dart with an unknown Maryland license plate. The driver is a white male. There was also a passenger whose description is not known.
The third vehicle sustained minor damage and remained on the scene, no one was injured in this vehicle.
No further details are known at this time.
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Newark Police Departmental Collision Rt 4 and Rt 72
On Friday, May 22, 2015 at approximately 7:30 pm a Newark Police unit was responding to the Brookside development to assist New Castle County Police with a burglary in progress complaint involving weapons. The Newark Police car was travelling east bound on Route 4 and entered the intersection with Route 72. A vehicle (blue Mazda 3) was travelling north bound on route 72 entered the intersection at the same time and was struck by the Newark Police vehicle. The Mazda’s driver and only occupant in addition to the Newark Police officer were both transport to Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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