495 ejection

A Bear-area man was slapped with an aggressive driving charge after police said he caused a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 495 in Claymont that left him seriously hurt.

The crash happened on the southbound side of the highway at Stockdale Curve in Claymont around 10:15 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2019.

Delaware State Police said Muammer Macara was charged with aggressive driving and other traffic offenses after he caused a chain-reaction crash that ejected him from his own vehicle, which landed on top of guardrails between the north and southbound travel lanes of the interstate.

Police said Macara's Acura RSX first rear-ended a 2016 Kia Soul, being driven by a 73-year-old Philadelphia woman.  The impact of that crash sent Macara's Acura airborne, where it then collided with a 2005 Chevy Cobalt, being driven by a 59-year-old Philadelphia woman.  Macara's vehicle then overturned and then was ejected.  

Claymont and Brandywine Hundred firefighters along with New Castle County paramedics and a Delaware State Police helicopter responded to the scene.

The southbound lanes of the interstate were closed for two hours while state troopers investigated the wreck.

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