Heather DeLong, 47, of Glen Mills admitted to police responders at the 12:57 p.m. crash that she was speeding and lost control of her 2004 Chrysler Pacifica before hitting the police cruiser that was parked in the median along the southbound lane. She also admitted to drinking wine earlier.
Trooper Chad Burgwald, 24, of the Avondale Barracks, was trapped in his vehicle with serious injuries.
Rescuers had to cut apart the police cruiser to remove Burgwald for airlift to Crozer-Chester Medical Center for treatment.
A trooper at the barracks reported on Friday that Burgwald has multiple fractures to his pelvis, a broken collarbone and internal injuries as a result of the striking car impaling the cruiser by about 36 inches. The trooper added, however, that Burgwald is “conscious and alert.”