• May 03, 2017

Driver Injured in Newport, DE, DelDOT Truck Accident off I-95

Newport, DE -- May 2, 2017, a truck driver was injured due to an accident where his 18-wheeler and a DelDOT truck crashed off I-95.

Authorities from the Delaware Stet Police Department responded to the accident scene at around 1:00 p.m. They say it took place along Airport Road, just off I-95 and Basin Road.

Preliminary accident reports indicate that a man was driving an 18-wheeler along Airport. Ahead of him, a Delaware Department of Transportation dump truck was attempting a u-turn into the 18-wheeler's lanes. The trucks were unable to avoid a collision, and they crashed.

As a result of the collision, the driver of the 18-wheeler had to be transported to Christiana Hospital. His condition was not specified. The driver of the dump truck's condition was also not given.

Police say the driver of the dump truck was issued with a charge for inattentive driving. They did not report any additional charges or citations.

No further details have been reported.

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