Public Safety

Male Pedestrian At-Fault after Getting Hit on Rehoboth Avenue

Delaware State Police have charged a male pedestrian after he was struck and injured by a van on Rehoboth Avenue outside of town.

Male Pedestrian At-Fault after Getting Hit on Rehoboth Avenue

This is how it looked on the DelDOT traffic camera on Rehoboth Avenue at Church Street outside Rehoboth after a man was struck by a car around 10:45 p.m. Friday.

Cpl. Gary Fournier, state police spokesman, says a 27-year-old woman from Rehoboth had been driving a 1998 Dodge Caravan north on Church Street crossing over Rehoboth Avenue-Extended on a green light. At the same time, a 56-year-old Rehoboth man was attempting to cross Church Street, on the northern side of Rehoboth Avenue while the pedestrian control device was in the DON’T-WALK mode and that was when he was struck by the Caravan.

Shortly after the accident, the traffic camera video was abruptly disrupted with this message.

The man was taken by ambulance to Beebe Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. According to one report, he had trouble remembering what happened and had suffered cuts to his head and the van had obvious damage from the impact.

Cpl. Fournier says he was cited for Disregarding a Pedestrian Control Device. The female driver was uninjured.

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Alan Henney

Written by Alan Henney

Alan Henney is a lifelong Rehoboth Beach seasonal visitor although born and raised in Washington, D.C. He worked several years in D.C. TV news and has been writing the “Rehoboth Weekend Update” for more than 15 years. He earned a BA in journalism with honors and an MBA in computer info systems, both from George Washington Univ. He is also a diehard radio geek. If you have a news story or question, please e-mail him at alan@henney.com