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Stolen Car, Delaware Bus Collide Leaving Three Injured

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Tina Robinson3 years ago

Authorities in Wilmington, Del. say a stolen vehicle collided with a DART bus early Wednesday morning, leaving three people injured.

About the DART Bus Accident

According to Delaware Online, a 23-year-old male reported his 2003 Acura MDX had been stolen. The victim had got out of his car to use an ATM and left the keys in the ignition. A man in dark clothing approached the victim and proceeded to rob him at gun point. A second suspect and the gunman fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle.

Patrol officers later spotted the Acura around 5:50 a.m. near W. 33rd and Market Street driving “erratically.” The Acura continued to W. 35th where the driver ran a stop sign and collided with a DART bus.

The driver of the bus, a 44-year-old male, was taken to Wilmington Hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the crash. A single passenger on the bus, a 41-year-old female, also sustained minor injuries and was taken to St. Francis Hospital.

The driver of the Acura, a 21-year-old male, had to be freed from the vehicle by Wilmington Fire Department crews. He was taken to Christiana Hospital and is listed in stable condition. The suspect is reported to be a paroled felon.

Delaware Traffic Accident Statistics

According to the Delaware State Police, there were 110 fatal crashes statewide in 2012, which resulted in 116 deaths. An additional 7,705 people were injured in traffic-related accidents. Overall, there were 21,202 motor vehicle accidents in Delaware in 2012. In roughly 44 percent of fatal crashes, alcohol was determined to be a contributing factor. 


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