On October 5, 2018, at about 7:08 pm, Newark Police were dispatched to a crash at the intersection of Library Avenue and Wyoming Road. Responding officers found a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital and the Newark Police Traffic Unit responded to investigate the crash.
The preliminary investigation revealed the following:
At 7:08 pm, a Nissan Altima, operated by a 35 year-old female from Newark, Delaware, was traveling southbound on Library Avenue. Just after the Altima crossed through the intersection with Wyoming Road, a 24 year-old female from Newark was walking westbound across the southbound lane of Library Avenue. The pedestrian was about 20 feet south of the intersection and was not in a crosswalk. The Altima struck the pedestrian in the southbound lane. The operator of the Altima remained at the scene.
The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital in critical condition and has since been admitted to the hospital for treatment of her injuries.
Library Avenue was closed for about 3 hours while the crash was investigated.
Impairment does not appear to be a factor in this crash.
The original press release can be found here: Newark Police Investigate Serious Crash Involving a Pedestrian
Newark Police are currently on the scene of a serious crash involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Library Avenue (Route 72) and Wyoming Road. Library Avenue southbound is closed south of Wyoming Road. Southbound traffic is being diverted onto Wyoming Road. Northbound Library Avenue traffic is getting by slowly.
The roadway is expected to be closed for an extended period of time as the Newark Police Department Traffic Unit investigates the crash. Expect delays in the area.
Further updates will be released when they are available. There is no information to release at this time as to the nature of injuries or subjects involved.