Following a nearly two week investigation, Rehoboth Beach police have made a determination as to what occurred on the evening of July 7th, according to police. As a result of the investigation, police believe Tuohy was operating the blue 2016 Dodge Ram pick-up truck as it left a parking space along the northern shoulder of the second block of Rehoboth Avenue west bound at around 6:15 pm. As he was backing the vehicle out of the space, Tuohy collided with a blue 2017 Subaru Forrester operated by a female from Ashburn, Va. that had stopped to allow Tuohy to back out of the space, according to police.
Officials said after colliding with the Subaru, Tuohy who showed signs of intoxication on scene, rapidly fled west bound on Rehoboth Avenue. As he did so he moved to the left lane where he collided with an unoccupied red Hyundai parked along the median causing minor damage to the vehicle. Tuohy continued west bound striking an unoccupied red Ford Explorer in the next parking space causing extensive damage to the vehicle pushing it up onto the median and partially on top of an unoccupied Toyota Corolla parked next to it, according to officials. Tuohy then struck an unoccupied silver Ford Fusion that was also parked in the median knocking the bumper completely off the car, said police. As a result of these collisions, it is believed that the left front wheel of Tuohy’s vehicle came off, but he still continued west bound on Rehoboth Avenue.
As he approached the Second Street intersection, the front of Tuohy’s truck collided with the rear of a black Toyota RAV4 occupied by a couple from Norristown, Pa. that was stopped for the red light at the intersection. The collision pushed the Toyota into the intersection, while Tuohy continued to drive west bound onto the sidewalk in front of the Post Office where he collided with a bike rack. The occupants of the Toyota were uninjured.
Tuohy continued west bound exiting the sidewalk into the intersection where he struck a silver Honda Pilot occupied by four individuals from Montoursville, Pa. and Millsboro, Del. The Honda was stopped in the intersection waiting for two females to clear the crosswalk before turning. The front of Tuohy’s pick-up truck struck the rear driver side of the Honda spinning it 180 degrees through the intersection. All four occupants of the Honda were taken to Beebe Medical Campus for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The females in the intersection fled in time to escape injury.
Tuohy still continued west bound again leaving the roadway and driving onto the sidewalk on the west side of the intersection where he struck a light pole and came to a stop. Tuohy was also transported from the scene to Beebe Medical Campus where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
On July 19th, 2018, Tuohy was arrested and charged with 1 count of felony 4th offense driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, 2 counts of felony first degree reckless endangering, 1 count of felony first degree vehicular assault, 3 counts of misdemeanor second degree vehicular assault, and 1 count of leaving the scene of a collision resulting in injury, also a misdemeanor.
Tuohy was arraigned and released on $16000.00 unsecured bail.
Martin Tuohy, 45, of Middletown, Del. turned himself into Rehoboth Beach police Thursday evening (07/19/18) and was charged for his alleged actions in the eight vehicle collision that occurred in the second block of Rehoboth Avenue on July 7th, 2018.
Rehoboth Beach – On Saturday evening, July 7, officers from the Rehoboth Beach Police Department responded to a personal injury accident that occurred in the second block of Rehoboth Avenue westbound resulting in the closure of that portion of the roadway for over two hours.
Just after 6 pm, a 45-year-old Middletown man, operating a blue Dodge pick-up truck, attempted to back out of a parking space along the north shoulder of Rehoboth Avenue east of Second Street. In the process of doing so his vehicle collided with another vehicle that was westbound on Rehoboth Avenue, according to police.
Officials said the operator attempted to flee the scene in the pick-up truck losing control and colliding with four additional vehicles parked along the median. The pick-up truck, heavily damaged from the collisions, continued back across Rehoboth Avenue westbound striking the curb along the north shoulder of the roadway, a bike rack, and two more vehicles that were in motion at the intersection of Rehoboth Avenue and Second Street. The pick-up truck then struck a pole and came to rest on the sidewalk along the north side of Rehoboth Avenue west of Second Street.
As a result of the collision, five patients were transported to Beebe Health Campus for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the pick-up truck was one of the patients, as well as, a 16-year-old juvenile.
No pedestrians were struck by any of the vehicles involved in the collision.
Alcohol is suspected to be a factor, according to police.
Officials said that the investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time.
Rehoboth Beach Police are asking that anyone who witnessed the collision or who has information about the collision to please contact Detective Tyler Whitman at (302) 524-1391 or submit a tip through Delaware Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-847-3333.
Rehoboth Beach – Five people have been transported to area hospitals after a driver reportedly struck them in the 100 block of Rehoboth Avenue.
Rehoboth Police Chief Keith Banks said he was still gathering information but he did confirm that five people have been transported.
Officials with the department said that no pedestrians were stuck. The five were injured after their vehicles were struck by a pickup truck.
Police have towed five vehicles from the scene.
Rehoboth Beach Police are investigating the incident and are expected to release further details shortly.