Troopers: 9-Year-Old Girl In Critical Condition After Being Struck By Car, Driver Flees



Seaford- The Delaware State Police are investigating a serious hit and run crash that has left a 9-year-old child in critical condition last evening, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the preliminary investigation indicates the crash occurred on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at approximately 5:05 p.m. as a white, 2002 Mazda Protégé was traveling northbound on German Road, approximately .7 miles south of Old Furnace Road.

The 9-year-old child that resides on the east side of German Road had just finished checking the mailbox and was walking back to her residence when she was struck by the Mazda, said Jaffe. The Mazda continued northbound, fleeing the scene, added Jaffe.

The 9-year-old sustained major injuries and was removed from the scene by the Delaware State Police helicopter. She was flown to A.I. Dupont Children’s Hospital where she is listed in critical conditions.

Through investigative measures, Troopers located the operator of the Mazda, a 21-year-old Seaford man. Charges have not been filed at this time.

German Road between Concord Pond Road and Old Furnace Road was closed for approximately 4 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.


About Staff Writer

First State Update's Delaware editorial team covers New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County breaking news, political news, and general news stories. We bring the reader the latest news from the Wilmington, Newark, Dover, Rehoboth Beach and all point in between. If you have news to share, email us at

View all posts by Staff Writer →