Update #1 – Newark Police Investigate Serious Crash Involving a Pedestrian

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 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.


Newark Police Seek Assault Suspect

Newark, DE (October 3, 2018) – On Sunday September 2, 2018, at approximately 1:11 a.m., the Newark Police responded to Klondike Kate’s, 158 East Main Street, for a report of an assault. Officers made contact with a 21-year-old female who stated that there was a verbal altercation on the second floor of the establishment between herself and another female. All parties were escorted out of the building by staff. As the 21-year-old female was walking on East Main Street, she was physically attacked by the female subject from the verbal altercation. The suspect grabbed her by the hair, pulling her to the ground, where she was punched twice on the side of the head. The 21-year-old female was transported to Christiana Hospital by Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company for evaluation for her injuries. She was later released from the hospital.

Investigating officers obtained a surveillance image of the suspect. The suspect is described as a light skinned black female in her 20’s, approximately 5’7” tall and 150 pounds, wearing a black floral romper.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact Cpl. Olicker at AOlicker@newark.de.us or at 302-366-7100 ext. 3425.