Lincoln: Pedestrian critically injured in hit-and-run crash

LINCOLN – Delaware State Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash New Year’s Eve that left a pedestrian in critical condition.

The crash occurred Dec. 31 at approximately 5:44 p.m.

State police spokesman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said preliminary investigation indicates as a 21-year-old New Castle man was walking on northbound Dupont Boulevard near East Hudson Pond Road when he was struck by a vehicle.

The driver briefly stopped the vehicle on the nearby shoulder and then fled northbound on US 113, Cpl. Jaffe said.

The pedestrian sustained critical injuries. He was taken by EMS initially to the Milford Memorial Hospital and subsequently flown to the Christiana Hospital.

Impairment appears to be a contributing factor on the part of the pedestrian, Cpl. Jaffe said.

The vehicle is described as an unknown make and model that is maroon/red in color. The vehicle should have front end damage to the hood, bumper and lights. The vehicle is also missing a driver’s side mirror and may have a ruptured radiator.

Troopers are attempting to determine the make and model of the vehicle and locate the driver.

Northbound US 113 near E. Hudson Pond Road was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sargent A. Mendez at 302-703-3269.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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