Three people were injured, some seriously, in a two-vehicle car crash in Middletown on Friday.
The collision occurred at approximately 2:50 p.m. on March 27 near the intersection of U.S. Route 301 (Middletown-Warwick Road) and Sandhill Drive in Middletown.
According to an investigation by the Middletown Police Department and eye-witness accounts, a black 2002 Saturn driven by a 16-year-old female from Newark was traveling northbound on Middletown-Warwick Road. The driver attempted to make a left turn onto Sandhill Drive but ran into the path of a white 2001 Ford Mustang, operated by a female driver who was traveling southbound on Middletown-Warwick Road.
The force of the impact caused a front seat passenger of the Saturn, a 13-year-old male to be ejected from the vehicle, and the 16-year-old operator to be trapped in the vehicle.
The Middletown Volunteer Hose Company, Middletown ambulance, and New Castle County Paramedics responded to the scene.
The 13-year-old passenger was airlifted to Christiana Hospital by the Delaware State Police Helicopter.
The driver of the Saturn and the 23-year-old female driver of the Ford were transported to Christiana Hospital by Middletown Ambulance.
The 23-year-old driver of the Ford was treated and was later released.
The 16-year-old driver of the Saturn and her 13-year-old passenger who both sustained numerous broken bones were treated and held for observation.
The driver of the Saturn was cited for failure to yield right of way and failure to wear a seat belt.
The investigation revealed that neither the 16 year-old nor the 13-year-old were wearing their seat belts.
Traffic was diverted from the accident scene for approximately one hour.