Ellendale man struck by car

Delaware State Police are investigating a crash involving a pedestrian that took place Friday night in Ellendale.

The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. on Friday, November 16, on northbound DuPont Boulevard (Route 113), in the area of Staytonville Road.

A pedestrian was walking along the white dotted line of the northbound lanes as a Jeep Patriot approached. The operator of the Jeep honked his horn and, for unknown reasons, the pedestrian took a step into his lane. The driver did not swerve and his left side mirror struck the pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a 33-year-old Lincoln man, sustained multiple non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Christiana Hospital by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit. The investigation determined that he was wearing dark clothing without reflective material, nor was he carrying a flashlight. He was not at a marked crosswalk. The pedestrian was cited for failure to carry a ilght and drunk on highway.

The driver, a 23-year-old New Castle man, was properly restrained and not injured in the collision. There was no impairment on his part, according to police.

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.