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Update: State Police Investigating Serious Pedestrian Crash – Newark

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Newark– The Delaware State Police are investigating a pedestrian crash that occurred last night.

The incident occurred on Friday, April 13, 2018, at approximately 9:58 p.m. as a 2012 Nissan Altima operated by 22 year old female of Newark was traveling westbound in the left lane on East Chestnut Hill Road just east of Martindale Drive. A pedestrian, a 68 year old male of Philadelphia, was walking northbound crossing both lanes of East Chestnut Hill Road when an unknown vehicle stopped in the left lane to let the pedestrian cross the roadway. Due to the stopped vehicle in the left lane the operator of the Nissan Altima changed lanes into the right lane. As a result, the vehicle’s front bumper struck the pedestrian in the right lane. The driver came to a controlled stop on the right shoulder.

Both the driver and passenger were uninjured in the crash.

The 68-year-old pedestrian was treated at the scene by the New Castle County paramedics and then transported to the Christiana Medical Center. He sustained life-threatening injuries and is listed in critical condition.

East Chestnut Hill traffic on the westbound lanes were impacted for two hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

*TRAFFIC ADVISORY-Pedestrian Struck* East Chestnut Hill Road and Marrows Road – Newark

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Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 041418 1221

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