Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigate Serious Crash


Presented By Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Newark- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate a two vehicle crash which has seriously injured a motorcyclist that occurred yesterday evening in Newark.

The investigation thus far has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 9:19 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2016, as Carolyn R. Jackson, 71, of Wilmington, was operating a 2010 Toyota Rav 4 and was attempting to make a left hand turn from westbound Old Baltimore Pike onto southbound Pleasant Valley Road. As Jackson began to turn, she drove directly into the path of a 2008 Triumph Daytona motorcycle, which was being operated by Amr M. Ali, 24, of Wilmington, and which was traveling in an eastbound direction on Old Baltimore Pike. The front of the motorcycle then struck the right front wheel of the Toyota, ejecting Ali from the bike. He then landed in the intersection.

Amr Ali was treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics. He was then transported by ambulance to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where he was admitted with serious injuries. Ali was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Carolyn Jackson, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was also removed from the scene and transported to the Christiana Hospital for treatment. An 85 year old female passenger in Jackson’s car was removed from the scene by a privately owned vehicle and transported to the Christiana Hospital where she refused treatment.

The investigation into this crash by the Delaware State Police is ongoing. Speed and alcohol use does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

Released: 121916 1545


**Original Release**

Newark- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a serious crash involving a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle which occurred this evening in Newark.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 9:19 p.m.on Old Baltimore Pike at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road, Newark. As a result of the crash, a male subject has been seriously injured and has been transported to the Christiana Hospital. It is unknown if there were any other injuries.

Old Baltimore Pike at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road and Otts Chapel Road have been closed to traffic. Commuters are asked to find alternate routes of travel.

The investigation into this crash is in its early stages. More information will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

Released: 121816 2155


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