Troopers Update Kirkwood Highway Pedestrian Struck Accident

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash involving a pedestrian that occurred at approximately 9:51 p.m., Sunday, April 14, 2019, on Kirkwood Hwy., in the area of Duncan Rd.

The initial investigation has determined that a 2015 Honda Civic, operated by a 24-year-old Wilmington man was traveling eastbound on Kirkwood Hwy., in the turn lane, intending to make a left turn onto Duncan Road. A female pedestrian attempted to cross Kirkwood Highway from the south to the north when she proceeded directly into the path of the Honda. The pedestrian was struck by the front of the Honda and then thrown to the pavement before coming to rest. The Honda came to a stop and remained at the scene.

The female pedestrian, who was not utilizing a designated pedestrian crosswalk, was wearing dark, non-reflective clothing and was not in possession of a light, was transported to the Christiana Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the Honda was not injured as a result of the collision. Neither improper driving nor impairment are a contributing factor on his behalf.

Kirkwood Highway eastbound was closed for approximately 3 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sgt. D. Alexander of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8484.

Original Report
Wilmington – Just before 10:00 last evening, Sunday, April 14, 2019, rescue crews from the Mill Creek Fire Company, New Castle County Paramedics and Trooper 4 were dispatched to the eastbound lanes of the 3700 block of Kirkwood Highway for reports of a pedestrian struck.

Upon arrival, crews found the patient suffering from serious injuries and initiated life-saving measures.  The patient was then rushed to the trauma center at Christiana Hospital via Mill Creek ambulance, with New Castle County Paramedics on board.

Officials closed the road in both directions for a short period of time. One lane eastbound and two westbound lanes were later reopened as Troopers investigated.

Delaware State Police are investigating this accident.

This is a developing story. We will update as more information becomes available.


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