Bridgeville man dies in car accident

BRIDGEVILLE — A Bridgeville man died in a motor vehicle crash Sunday on Redden Road west of Chaplains Chapel Road.

Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the incident occurred at approximately 3:14 p.m. as a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado driven by an 82-year-old man was traveling eastbound on Redden Road, approximately .8 miles west of Chaplains Chapel Road, negotiating a moderate right curve.

A 2008 Kia Sedona minivan, driven by a 66-year-old Georgetown man, was traveling westbound in the same general vicinity. Possibly due to torrential rainfall, the Chevrolet crossed the center line and entered the westbound lane directly into the path of the Kia. The left front of the Chevrolet struck the left front of the Kia, nearly head-on. After the impact, both vehicles rotated counterclockwise, coming to rest within 10 feet of the area of impact.

Ernest B. McBroom of Bridgeville was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Cpl. Jaffe said Mr. McBroom was not properly restrained and impairment is not considered a factor on his behalf.

The Kia driver was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries. He was properly restrained and impairment is not considered a factor on his behalf.

A 12-year-old passenger in the Kia who was properly restrained, was also removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries.

A 9-year-old passenger in the Kia who was properly restrained in a booster seat, was also removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she sustained no apparent injuries and was treated and released.

Redden Road, west of Chaplains Chapel Road, was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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