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Flying Mattress Causes Accident in Dagsboro

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Chopper 16 flew over the scene of the accident Wednesday afternoon in Dagsboro (Photo: Chopper 16) Chopper 16 flew over the scene of the accident Wednesday afternoon in Dagsboro (Photo: Chopper 16)
(Photo: Chopper 16) (Photo: Chopper 16)

DAGSBORO, Del. - A flying mattress was responsible for an accident Wednesday afternoon that sent one person to the hospital.

Delaware State Police say the crash happened around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday on Vines Creek Road (SR26) just east of Helms Landing Road in Dagsboro. Master Corporal Gary Fournier with the Delaware State Police says 63-year-old Richard Steedman, of Frankford, was driving a 2000 GMC Sierra pickup truck eastbound on Vines Creek Road when the mattress that he was carrying in the bed of the truck, flew out and landing in the westbound lanes.

Fournier says a 2016 Kia Sorrento, driven by 66-year-old Warren Brown, of Dagsboro, swerved to avoid the mattress, but ended up running over it and side-swiped a 2005 Ford Mustang in the oncoming lane.

Fournier says the Mustang, driven by 52-year-old Lisa Giorgilli, of Millville, ran off the road and into a ditch where it came to a stop. Chopper 16 flew over the scene Wednesday and witnessed emergency personnel removing the door of the Mustang in order to remove Giorgilli. She was taken to Beebe Healthcare where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to Fournier.

No other injuries were reported.
 
Police say Steedman was cited for escaping contents and failure to have insurance in possession.

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