State Police Investigating Fatal Electric Scooter Crash in New Castle

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving an electric scooter that occurred in New Castle last night that left one man dead.

On May 26, 2024, at approximately 8:46 p.m., a 2015 Honda Accord was traveling northbound in the left turn lane on New Castle Avenue at the intersection with Memorial Drive. At the same time, a Tifgalop K-8 electric scooter was traveling southbound on New Castle Avenue approaching the intersection with Memorial Drive. The area was dark at the time of the crash and the scooter had insufficient lighting. The operator of the Honda was unable to see the scooter approaching the intersection as the Honda attempted to make a left turn onto Memorial Drive. As a result, the front of the scooter struck the right side of the Honda in the intersection.

The driver of the scooter was not wearing a safety helmet or reflective clothing. He was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name is being withheld until his family is notified.

The driver of the Honda, a 50-year-old female from Wilmington, Delaware, was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.

The roadway was closed for approximately three hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

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The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues investigating this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Corporal P. McAndrew by calling (302) 365-8486. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit /¬†Delaware Victim Center¬†is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at¬†[email protected].

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