Delaware State Police

Troopers Investigating Serious Crash Involving Pedestrian- Newark


Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

Newark, De. —The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a serious crash involving a pedestrian that occurred this afternoon.

The initial investigation has determined the incident occurred on Friday, March 3, 2017 at approximately 1:50 p.m., as Ciara McLean, 25 of Middletown, exited her vehicle that pulled over onto the shoulder of I95 southbound in the area of Churchmans road. For unknown reasons, she attempted to cross the southbound lanes and was struck in the center left lane by a 2008 Honda Accord driven by John Kim, 45 of Maryland. The Honda Accord came to a controlled stop in the center lane just south of the scene.

Ciara McLean was treated at the scene by the New Castle County Paramedics. She was then transported by ambulance to the Christiana Hospital where she was admitted with serious injuries.

John Kim, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was not injured.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police. I95 southbound in the area of the crash was impacted for approximately 45 minutes as only one lane was open.

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Released: 030317 1921



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