Police: 3 injured when teen driver loses control of vehicle in parking lot of Delaware football game

Police say several people were injured in the parking lot of a homecoming football game in Delaware when a teenage driver lost control of his vehicle while driving in reverse. 

The apparent accident reportedly happened outside Abessinio Stadium in Wilmington ahead of Salesianum School's homecoming football game against Middletown High School. 


According to investigators, a 16-year-old boy was reversing out of a parking spot when he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into two parked cars. Police say the Jeep then struck two tailgaters and a 65-year-old woman was pinned underneath the Jeep. 

The woman, a Dover resident, was airlifted to Christiana Hospital with several serious injuries, according to police. A 63-year-old Middletown man who was seated behind one of the parked cars was treated for leg injures and has been released. 

Police say three people were hurt in a multi-vehicle crash before a homecoming game in Wilmington.

A 51-year-old man who was seated inside one of the parked cars with another man suffered injuries to his leg and back, police said. The driver of the Jeep was uninjured. 

The homecoming game was canceled after the crash and has yet to be rescheduled. 

No charges were reported immediately following the crash.



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