Delaware crews save teen from freezing water

 (John Jankowski/for Newsworks)

(John Jankowski/for Newsworks)

A dramatic scene called for New Castle County emergency crews to act quickly Tuesday morning.

The Delaware State Police are now investigating an accident that sent a teenage driver to the hospital in serious but stable condition.

According to officials, an 18 year old woman was trapped in a vehicle that veered off the road into freezing water. It’s unclear what happened but investigators confirmed that a car left the highway near Creek Road and Snuff Mill Road in Yorklyn. The car became nearly submerged in Red Clay Creek.

Hockessin Fire Fighters who were first on the scene found the teenager trapped trying to keep her head above water. The woman was the only person in the vehicle. Paramedics treated her at the scene for a head injury and hypothermia, along with two firefighters who were also evaluated for possible cold exposure.

The woman has yet to be identified due to the ongoing investigation.

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