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Troopers: Pedestrian Critically Injured By Hit-And-Run Driver Saturday

Georgetown- Delaware State Police are investigating a hit-and-run collision that seriously injured a pedestrian., according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on November 7, 2020, at approximately 6:18 p.m., a vehicle was traveling eastbound on East Trap Pond Road, just west of Parker Road. The 41-year-old male victim of Columbia, PA, was walking eastbound in the westbound lane near the white fog line just east of the vehicle. As the vehicle approached the pedestrian, the vehicle entered into the westbound travel lane while attempting to pass another vehicle. While passing the other vehicle, the left front of the vehicle struck the pedestrian, according to Pepper.

After the collision, the vehicle fled the scene. A possible vehicle description is a white 4-door Nissan Altima or a similar model with Delaware Registration. The vehicle has left front damage and missing left side mirror.

The victim, suffering serious injuries, was airlifted to an area hospital in critical condition.

The roadway was closed for approximately 4 hours.

The crash is being investigated by the Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding the collision should contact Detective K. Argo by calling 302-703-3264.

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