Man Injured By Hit-And-Run Driver, Police Identify Vehicle

Yesterday, Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 3:35 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the parking lot of Evergreen Apartments in the unit block of Bonwood Road, for a person who had been struck by a vehicle. The officers were also immediately notified that the vehicle had fled the scene.

When the officers arrived on the scene they found a 23-year-old victim who reported that he was walking towards the rental office next to some parked vehicles when a black Dodge Challenger drove at him, according to police. The victim told police that he attempted to jump out of the way of the vehicle but was hit and thrown. He was then taken to a local hospital for treatment for serious injuries to his mid-section.

Area witnesses reported seeing a black Dodge Challenger with chrome rims and left front damage. leaving the area on Alban Drive towards Maryland Avenue immediately after the incident.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Traffic Services Unit recovered debris from the scene and are investigating.

Detectives are listing the suspect vehicle as a late model Dodge Challenger, black in color, driven by a black male subject. The vehicle has tinted windows, chrome rims and is damaged on the left front bumper/fender area. The vehicle is also missing the left front side mirror.

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