New Castle County Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a hit-and-run suspect that left a 78-year-old in critical condition, according to police.
Detectives from the Traffic Services Unit obtained surveillance footage of a vehicle they believe was involved in a hit-and-run crash earlier this month. The footage shows a 2017-2020 Honda CRV ivory/cream color, with heavy right-side damage.
Officials said on Saturday, August 13, 2022, New Castle County police officers responded to Carpenter Station Road and Valley Run Drive for a report of a vehicle collision that had just occurred. Upon arrival, the officers discovered that a 78-year-old motorcyclist was traveling southbound on Carpenter Station Road, approaching the intersection of Valley Run Drive. A Honda CRV cream in color was traveling northbound on Carpenter Station Road and turned left in front of the motorcycle according to police. The motorcycle struck the front passenger side door. The rider was ejected and came to rest at the intersection of Carpenter Station Road and Valley Run Drive.
The rider was flown to a local hospital and is currently in critical condition.
If you witnessed this crash or have any information about this investigation, don’t hesitate to contact Detective Hussong at [email protected] or at (302) 395-2742.