3-Month-Old Boy Ejected From Car, Then Airlifted in Georgetown
Troopers are investigating a single vehicle crash southwest of Georgetown that seriously injured an infant.
The incident occurred around 9:38 a.m. Sunday October 11, 2015 as Laura Cruz, 19 of Bridgeville, was operating a 2005 Nissan Sentra westbound on Shiloh Church Road just east of Scott Land Road. The Sentra drifted into the eastbound lane and upon over-correcting to the right, the car drove off the north side of the roadway were it struck a tree. The Nissan continued in a westerly direction and overturned and struck a fence before coming to a stop on its side.
Laura Cruz, who was not properly restrained and not ejected, was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Cruz's three month old son, who was seated in a car seat, but not properly restrained in the car seat and not properly affixed to the car, was ejected from the automobile upon it rolling over. He was airlifted by Delaware State Police Aviation (Trooper 2) to A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital where he was admitted in stable condition.
Troopers are continuing their investigation into this incident and charges are pending.