Tractor-Trailer Overturns on I-295 Ramp Near Delaware Memorial Bridge
Ramp Closed for Investigation and Clean-up
(New Castle, Delaware) On August 24, 2011, at approximately 7:20 am, Delaware River & Bay Authority police officers responded to a report of an overturned tractor-trailer on the ramp from I-295 Northbound to Route 9 New Castle Avenue. Emergency response units from DRBA Maintenance Department, DNREC, New Castle County HAZMAT Belvedere Company, and DELDOT responded on-scene to assist.
The driver who is from Ontario, Canada, was taken to Christiana Hospital for evaluation and treatment for what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. The intermodal trailer was loaded with produce. As a result of the collision, the ramp is expected to remain closed until 12 noon, however traffic delays are not expected. The DRBA Police are being assisted by the Delaware State Police C.M.E. Unit. The investigation is continuing and charges are pending.