Police investigating after pedestrian struck by vehicle is air lifted to Christiana Hospital

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The collision involved a truck striking a subject who was actually the passenger of the striking vehicle who was getting fuel.

MIDDLETOWN (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: A passenger was struck by a truck at a Middletown gas station after he got out of the truck to put the gas cap back on for it’s driver, but police say, the driver, unaware of the passenger’s actions, began to move away from the pump, trapping the passenger between it’s wheels.

Middletown Police Department is investigating the pedestrian struck crash that occurred on Friday, July 8, 2022 at 2:53 p.m.

Photo Courtesy of NCC Paramedics | Police are investigating after an 18-Year-Old male was struck by a vehicle in Middletown on Friday July 8, 2022.

New Castle County Paramedics and Delaware State Police Aviation Section (Trooper 4) were dispatched to the 800 block of Middletown-Warrick Road to assist Volunteer Hose Co. of Middletown for a pedestrian struck by an automobile.

One patient was stabilized by paramedics on scene and airlifted to a local trauma center with serious injuries.

Photo Courtesy of NCC Paramedics | Police are investigating after an 18-Year-Old male was struck by a vehicle in Middletown on Friday July 8, 2022.

Police say, the collision involved a truck striking a subject who was actually the passenger of the striking vehicle who was getting fuel.

“The passenger, unbeknownst to the driver ,went to put the fuel cap back on and the operator began to drive away which caused the passenger to get stuck between the tires and he was struck.,” Said Middletown Police Spokeswoman LT. Dawn Feldman.

Feldman added, “It was a low speed collision, New Castle County EMS decided to utilize air transport to the hospital due to the mechanism of the injury. He was expected to be fine.”

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