Troopers Cite Pedestrian That Was Struck On Route 7


Newark– The Delaware State Police are investigating a pedestrian crash that occurred Friday afternoon, according to  Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz.

Bratz said the incident occurred around 3:26 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2018, as a 2006 Peterbilt tractor-trailer was traveling southbound in the right lane of (SR7) Stanton Christiana Road just north of Churchmans Road. As the tractor-trailer continued to travel south on SR7, suddenly, a pedestrian, ran across the traffic lanes in an eastern direction into the path of the tractor-trailer, where he was struck, according to Bratz.The truck moved to the left shoulder and came to a controlled stop after the collision.

The 55-year-old male pedestrian from New Castle was treated on the scene by New Castle County Paramedics and transported to Christiana Medical Center where he was admitted in serious condition. He was cited for Crossing at other than Crosswalk/Pedestrian Shall Yield ROW to all vehicles.

The 53-year-old male operator of the Peterbilt tractor-trailer, from Milford, was properly restrained and uninjured in the crash.

SR 7 traffic on the southbound lanes were impacted for two hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.


Breaking Report

Newark – At approximately 3:30 this afternoon, Delaware State Police, along with rescue crews from the Christiana Fire Company responded to Route 7 at Churchmans Road for reports of a pedestrian struck.

Upon arrival medical crews determined the patient would be priority one trauma alert.

Medical crews transported the patient to the nearby Christiana Hospital.

Avoid the area, there is heavy traffic as police have closed one lane of the road, as they continue to investigate.


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