(Newark, De 19702) Wednesday (Jan 19), patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to Fieldstone Lane in the community of Country Creek for the report of a woman trapped under a vehicle. When the officers arrived, they found a 70-year-old woman who had her left arm pinned under her vehicle, a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe.

A member of the community had attempted to use a jack, but it was not high enough to lift the vehicle. When the patrol officers arrived, they were able to lift the vehicle high enough to pull her out from underneath.  She was then transported to a local area hospital where she was admitted for her injuries.  She is listed in serious but stable condition.

Investigators from the New Castle County Division of Police Traffic Services Unit arrived on the scene and assumed the investigation. 

The crash investigation is still ongoing, and alcohol is not believed to be a contributing factor.

Mark R. Logemann, Chief of the New Castle County Emergency Medical Services Division stated,  “The quick thinking and physical actions of the bystander and the officers from the Division of Police played a major role in this patient being protected from further injury, and possibly death. The Emergency Medical Services Division values the close working relationship we share with our law enforcement partners in our combined mission to serve the citizens of New Castle County.”