Dover Police Department Investigating Serious Vehicle Collision Involving Officer

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Incident Number: 50-23-28950

Date/Time:  Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 7:59 a.m.

Location:  South Little Creek Road and Signal Street, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: [email protected]

Narrative: The Dover Police Department is investigating a serious vehicle collision involving a Dover Police Officer and another vehicle, that left a 59-year-old female of Dover seriously injured Wednesday morning. The investigation began at 7:59 a.m., when a Dover Police Officer radioed to dispatch that they had been involved in a vehicle collision on South Little Creek Road. Several Officers responded and located the collision in the area of South Little Creek Road and Signal Street. The driver of the second vehicle, which was a 1997 Chevrolet Camaro, was trapped inside of her vehicle and Dover Fire Department responded to cut her out. Once removed from the vehicle, the 59-year-old female was airlifted to a New Castle County hospital, where she remains in critical condition for injuries related to the collision. The officer, a 4-year-veteran, was transported to an area hospital for treatment and later released with minor injuries.

The ensuing investigation revealed that the Officer was traveling westbound on South Little Creek Road in a fully marked Dover Police Vehicle approaching Signal Street. At that same time, the 59-year-old female was traveling eastbound on South Little Creek road, and was attempting to turn left onto Signal Street, which resulted in the vehicles colliding in an offset head-on manner. Both vehicles sustained disabling damage.

The Dover Police Department’s Collision Reconstruction Unit is still actively investigating this incident and any witnesses are urged to contact Cpl. Kody Frye at 302-736-7122 ext. 621.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Dover Police Victim Services Unit is available to provide help and guidance.  You can contact the Victim Services Unit at 302-736-7134 or by email at: [email protected]

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