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January 21, 2004 
Vehicle slams building
story and photo by T.J. Healy II
On Tuesday, January 20,  2004 at 2004 hours, a single motor vehicle hit the front of an office building on Delaware Avenue at the corner of  Jefferson Street and spun back onto Delaware Avenue.

The first arriving Wilmington Fire Department units were Engine 1, Rescue 1 and Battalion Chief Farren. They found an adult male, the driver trapped inside the van. 

Wilmington Fire Departments Rescue 1 had to use the “jaws-of-life” to cut into the drivers compartment while Wilmington Firefighters and New Castle County Paramedics (Medic 1) worked to stabilize the driver. The driver was conscious and suffering from multiple injuries. 

Also in the car were 3 children that had been removed and taken into an office building on Delaware Ave. There they were treated and stabilized by (Keystone’s) PA1, PA2, PA 3 and New Castle County Paramedics (Medic 7). 

It took firefighters approximately 30 minutes to remove the trapped driver. PA2, PA3 and Medic 1 transported the adult driver and one of the children. PA1 and Medic7 transported the other two children.

They were all stabilized at the scene and then taken to the Christiana Hospital and are listed in serious condition.