WILMINGTON, Del. — Police are searching for a driver they believe was involved in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a man in a wheelchair.
Delaware State Police say the accident occurred late Friday night on East Lea Boulevard in Wilmington. They say a dark colored SUV was approaching an intersection when it struck a man who traveled into the SUV’s path.
The collision sent the motorized wheelchair spinning and tipped it over. Medics transported him to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
Police say the SUV driver stopped briefly in a parking lot before fleeing the scene.
Police say the victim had a reflective vest on the back of his wheelchair but no other lights or reflective equipment.