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Troopers Investigate Dewey Beach Pedestrian Crash Involving Patrol Vehicle


DEWEY BEACH, Del.- Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash in which a pedestrian was struck by a patrol vehicle in Dewey Beach early Sunday morning.

According to police, Brian T. McDermott, 24, of Bryn Mawr, PA, was walking northbound along the southbound side of Coastal Highway, straddling the edge of the shoulder and right travel lane at approximately 1:19 a.m. Sunday. Police said McDermott was struck by the right front corner of a southbound 2011 Ford Crown Victoria, fully marked patrol vehicle, operated by a 27-year-old male trooper, assigned to Troop 7 in Lewes.

Subsequently, according to police, McDermott was thrown to the roadway, and the trooper was able to provide emergency medical care until fire and EMS responders arrived on scene.

McDermott was transported to Christiana Hospital in critical condition. Police said the trooper involved in the accident was properly restrained and suffered no injuries.

According to police, preliminary investigation indicates alcohol does appear to be a factor on the part of McDermott.

Coastal Highway southbound at Rogers Avenue was closed for approximately three hours as the crash was investigated and cleared. The crash remains under investigation.

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