Update: Hit and Run, Police Need your Help

Update – The New Castle County Police, Traffic Services Unit, has charged a 20-year-old woman from Newark with the hit and run accident that occurred Saturday evening, according to police.

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New Castle – On Sunday, 10/2/2016, the lead investigator learned the defendant responded to County Police Headquarters at approximately 1:40 p.m. to turn herself in to police.

The investigation revealed the victim and the defendant were in a relationship at the time of this incident, according to police.  Believing that the victim was in the area, the 20-year-old left the parkland in an attempt to locate him.  She began traveling on Riverview Drive when the victim exited a parked car and ran in front of the silver Toyota Avalon the defendant was driving, police said.  Officials said that she was unable to stop and struck the victim with the left front bumper of her car.

The victim remains in the hospital as a result of the injuries to his lower left extremity.

The 20-year-old has been charged with leaving the scene of a collision resulting in injury.  She was arraigned and later released on her own recognizance.

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New Castle – On Saturday, 10/1,2016, at approximately 6:45 p.m., New Castle County Police responded to the 100 block of Riverview Drive in for an accident involving a pedestrian, according to police. When officers arrived they located a 22-year-old man suffering from injuries he sustained after he was struck by a vehicle as he attempted to cross the street.

Investigators are currently searching for a silver Toyota Camry with temporary Delaware registration.   The vehicle was last seen fleeing on Riverview Drive toward Cherry Lane.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Castle County Police by dialing (302) 573-2800.  Tipsters may also call Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.

Tips submitted through Delaware Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a reward up to $10,000.00.  Rewards are offered for crimes of violence such as this through Delaware Crime Stoppers.

Citizens with the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips.  Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit.  The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all IPhone and Android smartphones.

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