Milford Police responded to a traffic collision on March 30 at the intersection of N.E. Front Street and Rehoboth Blvd at 2:33p.m.
Investigation revealed that a 2006 GMC pickup operated by Walter Breeding aged 64 years of Frederica was stopped at the traffic light for North bound traffic. A 1997 Ford Thunderbird operated by Brian Chirdon aged 26 years of Winner’s Circle, Lincoln, DE was also northbound on Rehoboth Blvd. Chirdon Cut-off a vehicle operated by Ayona Walker aged 32 of Ellendale causing her to run off the road. Chirdon then continued north and collided with the stationary vehicle of Breeding, pushing it into the intersection and rolling it over on the passenger side and entrapping the occupants.
Chirdon was found to have been drinking alcoholic beverages and after failing sobriety tests, was given an intoxilyzer test with a result that was triple the legal limit. He was arrested and charged with two counts of Vehicular Assault in the Second Degree, One count of Reckless Endangering in the Second degree, Driving Under the Influence of Alcoholic Beverages and several other minor traffic offenses. He was committed to the Sussex correctional Institute in default of $3,601.00 secured cash bond pending an arraignment on 3/31/2011.
Mr. Breeding and his passenger, Barbara Breeding were extricated from the vehicle by the Carlisle Fire Company Rescue team and transported to Bayhealth Medical Center in Milford. Mrs. Breeding was treated and released and Mr. Breeding was admitted with unspecified injuries. Ms. Walker was uninjured. Mr. Chirdon was treated and released from MMH with a broken collar-bone. Sussex County Paramedics and Medics from the State Police Aviation Unit assisted at the scene, however all patients were transported by ambulance or police vehicles to the Emergency room.