Infants treated for non-life-threatening injuries after car crash near Felton

FELTON – Troopers are investigating a two vehicle crash involving a DART bus that occurred northeast of Felton and sent four people, including two infants, to a local hospital.


Police are investigating a Friday afternoon crash that involved a DART bus and car carrying two infants.

The incident happened Friday, around 3:35 p.m., when Carrie L. Chase, 25 of Harrington, was operating a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix northbound on Fox Chase Road approaching Barratts Chapel Road.

Ernest L. Halcomb, 52 of Dover, was operating a 2012 Ford E450 bus (DART) westbound on Barratts Chapel Road when the Pontiac allegedly failed to stop at the posted stop sign and continued into the intersection where it was struck on the passenger’s side by the bus.

Upon impact, the car was spun around in the intersection and came to a stop on Barratts Chapel Road.  The bus came to a stop in a yard on the northwest corner of the intersection after striking a tree.

Ms. Chase, who along with her two children ages 3 and 5 months, were all properly restrained and transported by EMS to Kent General Hospital where she was admitted with undetermined injuries.  The two children were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Chase was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign and no Insurance in possession.

Mr. Halcomb was properly restrained and was also transported by EMS to Kent General Hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Barratts Chapel at Fox Chase was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. (You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable.) Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.
[fbcomments url="" width="375" count="off" num="3"]