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Posted on: November 2, 2017

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: Collision Investigation



November 3, 2017 – The two year old child struck in the collision on 11/2/2017 was treated for minor injuries and released from A.I. DuPont Hospital on 11/2/2107.  The 22 year old adult female was treated for a superficial cut to her foot at Christiana Hospital and released on 11/2/2107.


The collision investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Corporal Craig at 302-366-7100 3416


Original Release:

November 2, 2017 – The Newark Police Department is investigating an officer involved vehicle collision that occurred on Thursday, 11/2/2017 at 1:17p.m.  The initial investigation has revealed that a Newark Police Officer driving a 2013 unmarked Chevrolet Caprice was making a left turn from eastbound Veterans Drive onto northbound South Main Street.  As the vehicle made its turn, it struck a pedestrian that was crossing S. Main Street.  The pedestrian, a two year old child, was being pushed on a tricycle by an adult female at the time she was struck.  EMS personnel responded to the scene of the collision.  The child, who was conscious and alert, was transported by Delaware State Police helicopter to A.I. DuPont Hospital.  The adult pedestrian was transported by ambulance to Christiana Hospital as a precaution.  It has not been determined, as of yet, if the adult female was struck during the collision.  The officer was not injured in the collision.  

This is an on-going investigation and additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact Corporal Craig at 302-366-7100 ext. 3416 or



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