Senator Tom Carper Calls 911 After Pedestrian Struck In Wilmington

Just before 7:20 Sunday evening, the Wilmington Police Department along with Crews from the Wilmington Fire Department responded to Lea Blvd for reports of a pedestrian struck accident.

Initial reports from the scene indicated that Senator Tom Carper was the reporting party.  Shortly after learning that the Senator was the 911 caller, First State Update reached out to the Wilmington Police Department (WPD) for comment.

WPD Spokesmand David Karas responded to our request by saying  “Preliminarily, I can confirm a motor vehicle accident earlier this evening involving a pedestrian and a female driver, who remained at the scene. The pedestrian is in stable condition. I’ll work on getting more information for you.”

When asked for an update on Thursday, Karas said “Pertaining to the motor vehicle accident over the weekend, I do not have an update on the investigation, but can let you know when I receive an update. We do not release information about reporting persons or witnesses, but I did note in an earlier thread that the two individuals involved in the incident were a female juvenile and an adult female driver. I hope that is helpful.”

It’s not clear if Carper was involved in the accident or if he was simply reporting an accident.


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