Troopers Id Pedestrian Struck By Hit-And-Run Suspect, Details On Vehicle

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Wilmington – The Delaware State Police continue to investigate a hit-and-run crash which injured a 47-year-old male pedestrian yesterday evening, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale.

Hale said  the investigation thus far has determined that the crash occurred on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at approximately 7:52 p.m., as Michael Aiken, of Wilmington, was attempting to cross the eastbound lanes of DE Rt. 2 (Kirkwood Highway) just west of Milltown Road, in a northbound direction. As Aiken stepped into the right hand lane of the roadway, he entered into the path of an unknown vehicle which was traveling in an eastbound direction on DE Rt. 2. Aiken was knocked to the ground and came to rest in the left hand turn lane for Milltown Road. The striking vehicle failed to stop and was last seen fleeing in an eastbound direction on Kirkwood Highway.

Michael Aiken, who was not utilizing a marked crosswalk at the time of the crash, was treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics. He was then transported by EMS to the Christiana Hospital where he was treated for his non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol use on the part of Aiken is being considered as a factor in the crash, said Hale.

After further investigation, which included the collection of evidence and witness interviews, troopers were able to determine that the striking vehicle may possibly be a dark gray 2006-2009 Toyota 4Runner which should now have front end damage.

The eastbound lanes of DE Rt. 2 were closed for approximately one hour as the crash was investigated and cleared.


Wilmington- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a hit-and-run crash in which a pedestrian was struck that occurred this evening west of Wilmington, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale.

Hale said the initial investigation has determined that the crash happened at approximately 7:52 p.m. this evening, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, on eastbound DE Rt. 2 (Kirkwood Highway) east of Delaware Park Drive, and involves a male pedestrian who was struck by an unknown make and model vehicle which then fled the scene.

As a result of the crash, the male pedestrian was transported to the Christiana Hospital where he is being treated for his non-life threatening injuries.

The eastbound lanes of Kirkwood Highway were closed as troopers conducted their investigation, however, they will be re-opened shortly.

Original Breaking Release

Wilmington – Delaware State Troopers are currently on scene in the 5000 blk of Kirkwood Highway investigating a pedestrian struck by a vehicle, according to reports.

DelDOT video shows flashing lights from emergency vehicles on scene. The condition of the patient is not know at this time.



Image Credits: DelDOT

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