Six-Year-Old Struck By Car In Rehoboth, Flown To AI DuPont

Rehoboth Beach – On Sunday evening officers from the Rehoboth Beach Police Department responded to a personal injury accident in which a six-year-old child was struck by a vehicle in the second block of Maryland Avenue west of the First Street intersection, according to police.

Officials said at around 7:30 pm, Ross Weise, 6, of Lititz, Pa., unexpectedly exited the front yard of a property located along the north side of Maryland Avenue via the driveway and entered into the roadway where his father was retrieving items from a parked vehicle.

At that time, Nicholas S. Rosello, 76, of Dover, Del. was operating a silver 2006 Acura MDX westbound on Maryland Avenue at what witnesses described as a normal speed. Due to the vehicles parked along the shoulder of the roadway, Rosello’s view of the child entering the roadway was obstructed, according to police.

As Weise left the driveway entrance, crossing the shoulder, he entered into the path of Rosello’s vehicle at which time the front of the vehicle struck him knocking him to the ground causing injury. No other persons or vehicles were involved in the collision.

As a result of the collision, Weise was transported from the scene to the Rehoboth Elementary School where he was transferred to a helicopter and flown to Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for non-life threatening injuries, the extent of which are unknown at this time.

No arrests have been made at this time as a result of the investigation of this collision.