UPDATE: Several injured in DE accident
FRANKFORD, Del.– Police are currently investigating a serious crash that happened Thursday evening in Frankford.
We’re told the incident occurred at around 9:30 PM, when a Pontiac Firebird with no lights on became disabled in the southbound lane of Shell Station Road, south of Hastings Road, in an unlit area.
Two of the three occupants of the vehicle reportedly exited the vehicle while waiting for assistance from a nearby acquaintance, when a Mazda MZ3 that was traveling southbound on Shell Station Road failed to see the disabled Firebird in the road and struck the rear of the vehicle, as well as one of the occupants that was outside of the vehicle.
The driver of the Firebird, a 17-year-old male from Frankford, was not injured as a result of the crash.
The driver of the Mazda, a 19-year-old male from Millsboro, was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Officials say he was not properly restrained at the time of the crash, and impairment appears to be a factor in the incident.
The rear seat passenger in the Firebird, a 20-year-old female from Georgetown, was not properly restrained and was initially taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, but later transferred to Baltimore Shock Trauma in serious condition.
The passenger who was outside of the Firebird, a 22-year-old male from Selbyville, was taken to Christiana Hospital in serious condition.
The crash remains under investigation.