Harrington Man Injured After Pursuit Leads to a Crash - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Harrington Man Injured After Pursuit Leads to a Crash

Posted:

 

GEORGETOWN, Del.- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a single vehicle crash north of Georgetown after they said the driver led troopers on a pursuit.
 
The incident started around 1:10 a.m. Sunday morning as a trooper was driving southbound on Coastal Highway just north of Dartmouth Road with a passenger whom he was assisting from a previous traffic stop.  

At the same time, a pickup truck was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Route 1 and almost struck the patrol car head on.  

The trooper called 911 about the vehicle and another trooper in the area was able to find the truck that was still heading northbound in the area of the Nassau Bridge.
 
Authorities said the second trooper began following the truck as it was now in the northbound lanes of Route 1 after crossing over the median and striking a road sign near Wescoats Road.  

Once the trooper turned on the police lights the car didn't stop and began accelerating away at a high rate of speed.  

Several other officers from Milton PD and Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement assisted in the pursuit as the truck continued north before turning westbound onto Clifton Road.  

The pursuit continued through numerous county roads before traveling though the town of Lincoln and eventually southbound on South Old State Road.  

The truck continued across Milton-Ellendale Highway before coming to the end of the road where it intersected with South DuPont Boulevard (US113) and crossed both northbound and southbound lanes, ultimately crashing into trees on the west side of the roadway.
 
The driver, who was later identified as Joseph A. Watkins, had to be extricated before EMS transported him to Milford Memorial Hospital.  

He was later transferred to Kent General Hospital where his current condition is unknown.
 
Traffic in the area of US113 southbound and South Old State Road was impacted for an hour and a half as the crash was investigated and cleared.  

Police said that alcohol is believed to be a factor and charges are pending.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Woman Killed in Crash West of Millsboro

    Woman Killed in Crash West of Millsboro

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-04-19 14:04:50 GMT
    Delaware State Police are investigating a two vehicle crash which has left a 59-year-old woman dead, on Conaway Road.More
    Delaware State Police are investigating a two vehicle crash which has left a 59-year-old woman dead, on Conaway Road.More
  • Delmarva Chicken Festival to End in 2014

    Delmarva Chicken Festival to End in 2014

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:52:53 GMT
    The Delmarva Chicken Festival is making its last run this year after 65 years on the Delmarva Peninsula.More
    The Delmarva Chicken Festival is making its last run this year after 65 years on the Delmarva Peninsula.More
  • Pastor Carries Cross from Georgetown to Rehoboth Beach

    Pastor Carries Cross from Georgetown to Rehoboth Beach

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:22:29 GMT
    GEORGETOWN, Del.- About 16 miles separates Georgetown from Rehoboth Beach. That may not sound like a long distance. But picture doing it by foot."We're carrying a cross all the way from the circle in Georgetown on route 9 all the way to Rehoboth," said Pastor Joel Hitchcock of River City Church. Pastor Hitchcock alongside others spent Good Friday carrying a cross. His logic behind it all was simple."The reason for carrying this cross is to remind people of the main reason for Easter."When we ...More
    GEORGETOWN, Del.- About 16 miles separates Georgetown from Rehoboth Beach. That may not sound like a long distance. But picture doing it by foot."We're carrying a cross all the way from the circle in Georgetown on route 9 all the way to Rehoboth," said Pastor Joel Hitchcock of River City Church. Pastor Hitchcock alongside others spent Good Friday carrying a cross. His logic behind it all was simple."The reason for carrying this cross is to remind people of the main reason for Easter."When we ...More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service