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Millsboro Man Hospitalized After Getting Pinned by RV at DMV

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GEORGETOWN, Del.– The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating an early morning incident that occurred at the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicle inspection lanes, seriously injuring a Millsboro man.

According to police, the incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. Monday as Joseph S. Trunzo, 75 of Millsboro, was operating a 2001 Holiday Rambler (Recreational Vehicle). Police said Trunzo had just pulled to a stop outside lane one of the DMV inspection lanes, located at 23737 DuPont Boulevard in Georgetown. 

Police said Trunzo, the only occupant, exited the RV from the passenger's side door and walked over to some employees another lane in order to ensure he was in the correct lane for inspection. At the same time, police said the RV began rolling forward into the inspection lanes and struck a yellow concrete post with the front left driver's side, which caused the large vehicle to careen to the right. According to police, Trunzo quickly stepped in front of the motor home and attempted to stop it by pushing on the front end, but the RV continued forward, pinning him between it and a wall.

Due to this recreational vehicle not being equipped with a driver's side entrance door and the passenger's side door was blocked by the wall, police said three male DMV inspectors quickly began to rescue the elderly man by opening a back window of the motor home and hoisting one of the employees through the opening. Once inside, the RV was placed in reverse and Mr. Trunzo was freed. Police said the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center (9-1-1) was then contacted and first aid was immediately rendered.

Joseph Trunzo was airlifted by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit (Trooper 2) to Christiana Medical Center, where he is currently listed in stable condition.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Preliminary information suggests the motor home's engine was still running and the gear shift lever may not have been placed in park prior to Trunzo exiting.

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