Striking Vehicle Leaves the Scene of a Serious Crash Involving a Pedestrian

On November 26, 2018, at 2119 hours, Newark Police were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Library Avenue (SR 72) and Ogletown Road (SR 273).  Officers arrived to find a male pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle.  The pedestrian was treated at the scene by Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company of Newark and New Castle County paramedics.  The victim, a male in his 40’s from Newark, was transported to an area hospital where he was later admitted in serious condition.

During the investigation, officers learned that the pedestrian was struck while crossing the southbound lanes of Library Avenue.  The pedestrian was crossing just south of the intersection and whether he was in a marked crosswalk is being investigated at this time.

After striking the pedestrian, the striking vehicle fled southbound on Library Avenue.  The vehicle was described as a red pick-up truck, possibly a Ford.  The vehicle may have damage on the front right side of the vehicle.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Officer A. Maiura at (302) 366-7100 x. 3495 or

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