Saturday, September 4, 2021
Saturday, September, 4 2021 @ 17:05
Nature: Traffic Collision - High Mechanism (Ejection)
Location: Masseys Landing Campground (80)
Address: 20628 Long Beach Dr Masseys Landing, DE 19966
Cross Streets: Clear Cove Ln/Yellowfin Dr
On Saturday evening, September 4th, the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a vehicle accident on Long Beach Drive in the Massey’s Landing Campground off Long Neck Road. Additional emergency alerts included the Sussex County Paramedics, the Millsboro EMS Unit, and the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit – Trooper #2. It was reported to be a single golf cart incident involving an occupant ejection.
Emergency response units from Indian River included Rescue 80 from the Oak Orchard facility and Engines #80-1 and #80-3 from the Long Neck facility as well as the Delaware State Fire Police.
Emergency response crew assignments included assistance with patient stabilization if needed, vehicle stabilization, traffic control, establishment of a landing zoning pending further information, and incident mitigation.
It appears that a golf cart occupant was ejected from the vehicle causing injuring requiring medical attention. The Sussex County Paramedics determined that the Aviation Unit was not needed and cancelled while aviation while overhead. .
The Delaware State Fire Police coordinated traffic control and scene access for the duration of the incident.
The Delaware State Police are investigating.
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GOLF CART OCCUPANT EJECTIONS
Ejection from a golf cart is the most common mode of injury in golf cart accidents. Often it is the passenger of golf carts who is ejected from the cart. Drivers with a firm grip on the steering wheel, as well as advance knowledge of when a sharp turn is going to be made can anticipate the forces and hold on to the steering wheel for support.