Lincoln pedestrian hit by car in Ellendale

ELLENDALE — A Lincoln man was injured when he was hit by a vehicle while walking on U.S. 113 Friday in Ellendale.

Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz said the incident occurred at approximately 9:22 p.m., on northbound (U.S. 113) DuPont Boulevard in the area of Staytonville Road, Ellendale.

A 2017 Jeep Patriot was traveling northbound in the right lane on U.S. 113. A pedestrian was on the white dotted line in the road when the driver honked the horn. The pedestrian then took a step for unknown reasons in an easterly direction into the path of the vehicle. The driver did not swerve and the left side mirror struck the pedestrian. The Jeep came to a controlled stop near the area of the collision, police said.

The pedestrian, a 33 year-old Lincoln man, sustained multiple non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Christiana Hospital by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit. The investigation determined that he was wearing dark clothing and not wearing any reflective clothing or carrying a flashlight. He was not at a marked crosswalk. He was cited for Failure to Carry a Light and Drunk on Highway, police said.

The driver, 23 year-old man of New Castle, was properly restrained and not injured in the collision. There is no impairment on the part of the driver.

The Delaware State Police is continuing their investigation into this incident. The road in the area of the crash was closed for approximately 45 minutes while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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