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Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on S. State Street 12-24-15

Complaint # 50-15-38336

Date/Time:  Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 7:00PM

Location:  S. State Street in front of Kent General Hospital

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department responded to a serious injury accident in the 600 Block of South State Street where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.  A 58-year-old victim was leaving Bayhealth Kent General Hospital and crossing S. State Street to get to Skull Terrace.  While in the crosswalk, a 2015 Ford Fusion that was traveling northbound, struck the victim.  The victim was transported to Bayhealth Kent General and later transported to Christiana Medical Center with serious injuries including multiple pelvic fractures, broken ribs, and internal bleeding.  Speed is not believed to be a factor in the crash, however the driver of the vehicle was cited for the following offenses:
-Inattentive Driving Causing Serious Physical Injury
-Failure to Yield to Pedestrians in Crosswalk
-Failure to Possess a Valid Insurance Card