At 6:07pm on Sunday, November 9, 2014, Hockessin Fire Company along with Claymont FC (Structural Collapse Team), New Castle County Medics and Avondale Ambulance 23-A1 were dispatched to an MVC with Entrapment, vehicle into a house, at the 1600 block of Old Wilmington Road in Hockessin. Already out on the road cleaning up a separate MVC, Tanker 19, Rescue 19 & Chief Quint Saienni quickly responded along with Engine 14-3 (Cranston Heights) who were finishing up at a residential fire on the other end of Old Wilmington Road. Upon arrival, 14-3 Officer confirmed the vehicle was into the 2nd level of the structure with the driver trapped inside the vehicle. Crews quickly placed ground ladders to access the vehicle and removed the windshield to free the driver. Crews also performed a search of the home for the residents and determined that they were accounted for and not injured. It was also verified that the driver was alone in the vehicle. NCC Building Inspectors responded to assess the condition of the structure.
Rescue 19 stood by at the scene until the vehicle was removed by B & F Towing using their Heavy Duty Sliding Rotator truck. New Castle County police are continuing their investigation of the crash. Photos by Patti Gropp & Randy Broadwater. Story by Mark Felicetti.