Greenwood: Employee seriously injured when car crashes into sales office building

GREENWOOD – A car crashed into the Bay to Beach sales office building in Greenwood Sunday morning, seriously injuring an employee who was at her desk working, Delaware State Police report.

The injured employee, a 31-year-old Seaford woman, was initially transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and later transferred to the Christiana Hospital in critical condition, according to state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe.

The incident occurred about 11 a.m. July 21 as a 2018 Tesla Model 3 was westbound on East Market Street (SR 16) approaching the intersection of southbound Sussex Highway (US 13). The operator, a 79-year-old woman from Gloucester, Virginia, suddenly changed lanes into the left turn lane of East Market Street to turn south onto US 13 when for unknown reasons the car accelerated rapidly.

State police investigation determined the vehicle crossed the center line and eastbound lane on East Market Street, left the southern edge of East Market Street and continued through the southbound lanes of US 13 before striking the sales office building.

The employee at her desk was struck by the Telsa as it crashed into the building, Cpl. Jaffe said.

The Telsa operator, who properly restrained, was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Cpl. Jaffe said.

The crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

The intersection of East Market Street and southbound Sussex Highway was closed for approximately four hours while the crash was investigated and cleared, Cpl. Jaffe said.

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