Location: Stein Highway (SR20) west of Shufelt Road, west of Seaford
Date of Occurrence: Thursday December 13, 2012 at approximately 1:30 p.m.
Operator and Vehicle Information:
Operator #1: Hayley L. Womer, 29, Laurel, DE
Vehicle #1: 2012 Kia Sorento
Passenger: 4 year old female (daughter)
Passenger: 2 year old male (son)
Operator #2: William B. Baker, 79, Seaford, DE
Vehicle #2: 2002 Chevrolet S10 pickup
Seaford, DE- The Delaware State Police is investigating a crash that occurred west of Seaford, sending four people to the hospital.
The incident occurred yesterday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. as William B. Baker was operating a 2002 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck westbound on Stein Highway (SR20) just west of Shufelt Road. Baker was attempting to make a left turn into a private driveway and had come to a complete stop with his left turn signal on. As cars behind the pickup truck were passing on the shoulder, Hayley L. Womer who was westbound on SR20 failed to see the truck in time and struck the right rear corner of the S10 causing it to roll over onto its roof into the center of the road. The 2012 Kia Sorento that Womer was operating continued in a northwestern direction before coming to a stop in a ditch on the north side of the roadway.
William Baker, who was properly restrained, was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Two passengers in Womer’s vehicle, a 4 year old female and a 2 year old male were not properly restrained in car seats. The 4 year old was initially transported by EMS to Nanticoke Hospital before being flown to A.I. DuPont with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The 2 year old was transported to Nanticoke Hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Womer, who was properly restrained, was treated and released at Nanticoke Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. She was then taken into custody by Troopers and transported back to Troop 5 in Bridgeville where she was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Driving While Suspended or Revoked, Vehicular Assault 1st, two counts of Vehicular Assault 2nd, two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, two counts of Child Restraint under 8, and No Proof of Insurance. She was arraigned at JP2 and released on $11,550.00 unsecured bail.
SR20 west of Shufelt Road was closed for approximately two hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.
The Delaware State Police and Office of Highway Safety want to remind the public to have your car seats checked. Three out of four car seats aren’t installed correctly. Free check stations are offered throughout Delaware and are listed online by visiting http://ohs.delaware.gov/carseat or by contacting the Office of Highway Safety at (302)744-2740.