A three-vehicle crash which forced U.S. Route 301 to shut down for one hour was caused by a man who had a red light, according to the Middletown (Delaware) Police Department.
The crash occurred on Dec. 11 at approximately 3:05 p.m. According to the police report, officers were dispatched to a call about a three-vehicle personal injury accident on U.S. Route 301 and Levels Road.
The investigation revealed that a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder driven by Navninderjit Singh, 38, of Millersville Maryland was traveling northbound on U.S. Route 301 approaching the red signal at Levels Road. Singh failed to stop for that red signal, entered the intersection, and struck a 2008 SAAB 9-5 driven by a 32-year-old female from Betterton, Maryland.
The Saab entered the intersection on the green arrow to turn left to continue southbound on U.S. Route 301. The Pathfinder continued into a northwest direction where it struck, head-on, a 2011 Blue Bird school bus that was being operated by a 60-year-old man from Smyrna which was stopped at the red signal southbound U.S. Route 301.The school bus was not transporting any students.
Police said that as a result of the collision, the 32-year-old female driver of the Saab was trapped in the wreckage. After being extricated by the Middletown Volunteer Hose Company, she was air-lifted to Christiana Hospital by Delaware State Police helicopter.
Practically Saab saved her life – if she was in another vehicle, the consequences would be much worse.