The New Castle County Special Operations Team was dispatched to assist with extrication of the driver, a 37-year-old man.
The driver of a tractor trailer was injured when his truck crashed and rolled over on Interstate 295 near Wilmington this morning, April 14.
At about 8 a.m., emergency crews were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash involving a rollover and entrapment on northbound I-295 at New Castle Avenue, between Wilmington and New Castle.
New Castle County Paramedics found a tractor trailer that had crashed and turned over. Firefighters at the scene said removing the driver would require an extensive extrication.
The New Castle County Special Operations Team was dispatched to assist with freeing the driver, a 37-year-old man, said county paramedic Senior Cpl. David McKinney Jr.
During the extrication which lasted about 90 minutes, the patient was evaluated by county paramedics for an arm injury and facial abrasions, McKinney said.
Once removed from the wreckage, the driver was taken to the emergency department at Christiana Hospital on an ambulance from the Wilmington Manor Fire Company with county paramedics and a paramedic from the Delaware State Police aviation section on board. The patient was stable at the time of transport.
The Delaware River and Bay Authority Police Department was at the scene and is investigating the crash.
Other responding agencies included Minquadale Fire Company, Holloway Terrace Fire Company, Good Will Fire Company and Christiana Fire Company.