NEW CASTLE, De. (CBS) — Delaware State Police have announced charges against a teenager following a traffic accident that injured seven people in New Castle on Tuesday morning.
Officials have charged a 16-year-old with failure to remain in the lane of travel, no proof of motor vehicle insurance, expired registration, and driving without a valid operator’s license.
Police say that around 7:53 a.m., the teenager was driving a 2005 Ford Escape with five other teenage passengers in the car. Officials say the Escape struck the median while heading southbound on Rt. 141. They add that the car then entered into the northbound lanes and hit a 2001 Toyota Tundra.
Authorities say the Tundra was being driven by 57-year-old Marshall Weeks, who was treated at Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The teenage driver and all five passengers were also treated at Christiana Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Police say a 17-year-old girl, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was trapped for around 45 minutes.
The northbound lanes were shutdown for two and a half hours.