Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on South College Avenue

On May 7, 2023, at about 0615 hours, Newark Police responded to a report of a pedestrian stuck by a vehicle in the 1000-block of South College Avenue.

Arriving officers found a 60 year-old male pedestrian in the northbound lanes suffering from serious injuries.  An investigation at the scene determined that the pedestrian attempted to cross from the west side of the roadway to the east side of the roadway.  He was struck by a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu that was northbound in the right lane of South College Avenue.  The pedestrian was not crossing in a marked crosswalk at the time.  The Malibu and its operator remained at the scene for police arrival.

The pedestrian was treated at the scene by New Castle County EMS paramedics and was transported to an area hospital by an Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company ambulance.  The pedestrian was admitted to the hospital in critical condition.

The northbound lanes were closed for about 2.5 hours while the crash was investigated.

This crash remains under investigation by the Newark Police Department Traffic Unit.  Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Cpl. R. Vernon at (302) 366-7100 x. 3452 or  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.

Prior Releases:
Traffic Alert – Road Open
Traffic Alert – Road Closed