Police Investigate Vehicle Crash

Posted on  07/05/2013 4:08 pm

Location:

  • East 7th and North Spruce Streets, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Friday, July 5, 2013 approximately 12:25 a.m.

Vehicle/Operator Information:

  • Vehicle 1 : 1995 Honda Sedan
    • Operator 1: Paul Waters, 23, 1000 block West 2nd Street, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Passenger 1: 21 year old male, 200 block North Franklin Street, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Passenger 2: 20 year old male, 200 block North Franklin Street, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Passenger 3: 15 year old male, New Castle, Delaware
    • Passenger 4: 26 year old female, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Vehicle 2: 2001 Lincoln Town Car
    • Operator 2: Shirley Soloman, 44, 600 block East 7th Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Summary:

Police are investigating a two vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of East 7th and North Spruce Streets.

Preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 12:25 a.m., a 1995 Honda sedan operated by Paul Waters, 23, was travelling south on Spruce Street at a high rate of speed and disregarded a red light at the intersection of East 7th and North Spruce Streets. The Honda stuck the driver’s side of an eastbound Lincoln Town Car, operated by Shirley Soloman, at the intersection of East 7th and North Spruce Streets. The collision pushed the Town Car into a building at the southeast corner of the intersection, trapping Soloman inside the vehicle. Members of the Wilmington Fire Department extricated Soloman and she was transported to Christiana Hospital by ambulance in serious condition.

The Honda was also occupied by four passengers:

  • Passenger 1, a 21-year-old male, was transported by ambulance to Christiana Hospital and admitted in critical condition.
  • Passenger 2, a 20-year-old male, was transported by ambulance to Christiana Hospital and admitted in serious condition.
  • Passenger 3, a 15-year-old male, was transported by ambulance to Christiana Hospital and admitted in stable condition.
  • Passenger 4, a 26-year-old female, was transported by ambulance to Christiana Hospital and admitted in stable condition.

Waters, the operator of the Honda, was transported to Christiana Hospital by ambulance and admitted in serious condition. Alcohol appears to be a factor and charges against Waters are pending.