New Castle County Paramedics said the collision happened Monday afternoon on Summit Bridge Road north of Marl Pit Road/Armstrong Corner Road.

Two people were hurt in a collision between a tractor trailer and a pickup truck Monday afternoon north of Middletown.

At 1:12 p.m., New Castle County Paramedics and personnel from the Volunteer Hose Company, Odessa and Port Penn fire companies were dispatched for a motor vehicle crash with entrapment at the 4900 block of Summit Bridge Road, north of Marl Pit Road/Armstrong Corner Road.

When paramedics arrived, they saw a two-vehicle collision involving a tractor trailer and pickup truck.

A 40-year-old man was trapped in the wreckage of the pickup, paramedics said. He had been driving.

He was freed following a 20-minute extrication by fire department personnel.

He was evaluated and treated at the scene for injuries to his abdomen, arm and leg. He was flown to the emergency department at Christiana Hospital on Christiana Care’s LifeNet helicopter with serious injuries, paramedics said.

A passenger from the pickup, a 38-year-old man, was evaluated and treated at the scene for head, leg and arm injuries. He was taken to the emergency department at Christiana Hospital on board an ambulance from the Port Penn Fire Company, accompanied by New Castle County Paramedics. The patient was stable upon transport, paramedics said.

The driver of the tractor trailer declined to be taken to the hospital, paramedics said.

Delaware State Police and Middletown Police assisted at the scene. State police are investigating the collision.