Man Struck By SUV Narrowly Escapes Death

Frederica – The Delaware State Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash in which a pedestrian was injured south of Frederica, according to Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard Bratz.

Bratz said the initial investigation has determined the crash occurred at approximately 9:12 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017, as a 2007 GMC Yukon operated by Jennifer R. Valentine, 34 of Pennsylvania, was traveling northbound on Bay Road in the right lane approaching Milford Neck Road. It was at this point a pedestrian, David M. Cane, 41 of Milford, was standing partially in the right lane in the path of the vehicle on Bay Road just South of Milford Neck Road when he was struck with the vehicle’s right sid, according to Bratz. Jennifer R. Valentine was able to bring her vehicle to a controlled stop on the road north of the pedestrian.

David M. Cane was treated on scene for his injuries prior to being transported by EMS to the Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital for his non-life threatening injuries. Cane was cited for Failure to Carry a Light on Public Roadway.

Jennifer R. Valentine and her passengers were properly restrained at the time of the crash and were not injured.

“Troopers remind pedestrians to use caution and safety when walking on or near roadways. If you must cross a roadway utilize appropriate cross walks and make sure to look left, then right, then left again before proceeding. When walking near a roadway always make yourself visible to drivers by wearing bright/light colored clothing and reflective materials. Pedestrians that are walking at night must carry a flashlight and use them properly for added safety.”

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