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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigate Serious Crash Involving Pedestrian-New Castle

Date Posted: Saturday, June 25th, 2016

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

 New Castle, DE- The Delaware State Police are investigating a serious motor vehicle crash in which a pedestrian was injured.

The initial investigation has determined the crash occurred at approximately 2:17 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016, as a 2004 Nissan Sentra operated by Dwan A. Edmond, 46 of New Castle, was southbound in the right lane of North DuPont Parkway (US 13) in the area of East Hazeldell Avenue.  It was at this point a pedestrian, Scott R. Anderson, 55 of Middletown, attempted to cross US 13 from the center median and was struck by the front right of the Nissan Sentra. The pedestrian came to rest on the right shoulder. Dwan A. Edmond was able to bring his vehicle to a controlled stop on the right shoulder south of the pedestrian.

The New Castle County Paramedics responded to the intersection of North DuPont Highway and Hazeldell Avenue for the pedestrian struck. The patient was treated on scene for his injuries prior to being transported to the Trauma Center at Christiana Hospital on board an ambulance from the Minquadale Fire Company. At the time of this release, the Scott R. Anderson was last known to be in serious condition.

Scott R. Anderson was issued traffic summonses for Failing to Cross at a Crosswalk, Fail to Carry a Light at Night and Drunk on the Highway.

Dwan A. Edmond was properly restrained at the time of the crash and was not injured.

“Troopers remind pedestrians to use caution and safety when walking on or near roadways. If you must cross a roadway utilize appropriate cross walks and make sure to look left, then right, then left again before proceeding. When walking near a roadway always make yourself visible to drivers by wearing bright/light colored clothing and reflective materials. Pedestrians that are walking at night must carry a flashlight for added safety.”

Released: 062516 1221



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