3 Dead, 8 Hurt After Work Van Crashes on Route 1 in New Garden
By EMS Chief Bob Hotchkiss
October 17, 2019

October 16th at 1423 hours Southern Chester County EMS Medic 941 and 942 were dispatched along with fire and EMS units from Longwood, Kennett, Avondale, West Grove and Oxford to Rt 1 southbound near the PennDOT salt shed in New Garden Township for an overturned van. The accident was upgraded to a multi-casualty incident and an MCI box was requested by Chief 23 for a total of 11 patients. Fire and EMS crews operated in driving rain and challenging rescue conditions during the incident. Eight patients were transported to local hospitals and trauma centers. Tragically, three patients died at the scene as the result of their injuries.

Units: MEDIC 94-1, MEDIC 94-2, 94-60
Mutual Aid: Amb 211, Amb 212, Amb 221, Amb 222, Amb 231, MICU 251, MICU 25-4, Amb 24, 25-60, Amb 44, DelCo Medic 59-7 Station 22, Station 23, Station 24, Station 25, Station 36CCDES, Chester County Coroners Office, Pennsylvania State Police
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