Authorities Update Pedestrian Struck On Kirkwood Highway


Marshallton-Area – At approximately 8:56 yesterday evening, New Castle County Paramedics and Mill Creek Fire Company were dispatched to the intersection of Kirkwood Highway and Duncan Road, in Dunlinden Acres, for a pedestrian struck, according to Paramedic First Class Yvonne Russell.

Russell said upon arrival New Castle County Paramedics found the patient, a 30-year-old female, who suffered injuries to her face and leg. The patient was transported to Christiana Hospital via Mill Creek Fire Company ambulance accompanied by New Castle County Paramedics. The patient was in serious condition at the time of transport.

The Delaware State Police (DSP) are continuing to investigate the crash, according to DSP Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the initial investigation has determined that a 2009 Honda Accord, was traveling in the center lane of DE SR 2 at the intersection of Duncan Road. As the Honda continued east from Duncan Road, a pedestrian, of Wilmington walked out into the eastbound lanes of DE SR 2 from the center concrete median and into the path of the Honda. The front of the Honda struck the pedestrian, causing her to be thrown into the left lane of travel where she came to rest. The operator of the Honda was able to come to a controlled stop and remained on scene.

The pedestrian was not utilizing a marked crosswalk, wearing any type of reflective material, or carrying a flashlight. She was transported to the Christiana Hospital with serious injuries. It is unknown at this time if impairment is a contributing factor on her behalf.

The 37-year-old female operator of the Honda was properly restrained and not injured as a result of this crash. Neither impairment nor speed on the part of the operator are a factor in this collision.

Traffic was restricted to the far right lane on eastbound DE SR 2 as the collision was investigated and cleared.