Emergency crews were on the scene of a terrible accident in downtown Milford Tuesday, August 21 where a Cadilliac ran into the building that holds the Milford Senior Center, at the corner of N.E. Front Street and Washington Street.
According to police, Milford resident Michelle M. Bee was traveling northbound on North Washington St. in a 2008 Nissan Titan pick up truck, approaching the N.E. Front St. intersection. As she approached the intersection she received the green signal and was proceeding northward, when the 1992 Cadillac Deville, driven by Arnold K. Harmon of Milford, came eastbound on N.E. Front St.
According to eyewitness accounts, Arnold K. Harmon disregarded the red light and the 2008 Nissan Titan struck the 1992 Cadillac Deville in the passenger side door areas. This sent the 1992 Cadillac Deville careening easterly and to the right then into the Milford Senior Center building.
Police state that as the 1992 Cadillac Deville impacted and went through a nearby Milford Senior Center window, the vehicle and/or building portions struck Cheryl A. Flowers, of Camden-Wyoming, and projected her across a classroom, as she sat in a nearby window seat.
Michelle M. Bee, operator of the 2008 Nissan Titan was not injured from this incident. Arnold K. Harmon and two of his passengers, a 21 year old female and a 10 year old male, were all transported to Milford Memorial Hospital Emergency Room by Ambulance 42 personnel.
According to police, Cheryl A. Flowers was removed from inside the building and was also transported by Ambulance 42 to Milford Memorial Hospital Emergency Room. Due to the extent of her injuries, she was eventually flown to Christiana Hospital. There was no update at the time of this report on her condition.
Arnold K. Harmon, driver of the 1992 Cadillac Deville, and his passengers were all eventually treated and released. Mr. Harmon was cited for disregarding a red light and released with no further action taken by the Milford Police Department. Police state that the Milford Senior Center received extensive window and framework damage, but apparently no hazardous structural damages.
We will bring you full details as they develop.