Inattentive driving caused pileup near Delaware City, police say

Delaware News Desk
Middletown Transcript
Middletown Transcript

According to the state police, last week’s four-car crash at the intersection of Wrangle Hill Road, Route 7 and Route 13 occurred due to inattentive driving.

On Jan. 24, the driver of a 2013 GMC Acadia, a 54-year-old woman, failed to stop as she approached a traffic light and rear-ended a 2016 Hyundai Accent stopped at the red light on Route 7 at Wrangle Hill Road, and then struck a stopped 2011 Chevy Tahoe. The Tahoe was then forced into a 2020 Nissan.

The Acadia driver was not injured but was cited for inattentive driving.

The drivers of the Hyundai, a 31-year-old woman, and the Tahoe, a 57-year-old man, were treated for minor injuries.

The 63-year-old Nissan driver and an adult passenger were not injured while two other passengers sustained minor injuries.

The names of those involved were not released.