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Man Hospitalized After Struck by Car Near Milton

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MILTON, Del.- Delaware State Police say a 30-year-old Georgetown man is in critical condition after he was struck by a car Tuesday night south of Milton.

Troopers said the crash happened at around 9:37 p.m. as a Honda Accord, operated by 46-year-old Robert Gedeon of Lincoln, was traveling southbound on Gravel Hill Road, (SR 30) south of Sand Hill Road. Police said that for unknown reasons, 30-year-old Aaron M. Patrycia of Georgetown, was walking in the southbound lane, south of the car, in an unknown direction. Police said that as a result, the right front of the car struck Patrycia in the southbound travel lane.

Patrycia came to rest in the south bound travel lane next to the west side of the roadway just south of the area of the impact, investigators said. Gedeon was able to bring his car to a controlled stop at the scene, according to police. 

Patrycia was transported by EMS to Beebe Hospital where he was treated. He was later flown to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where he was admitted in critical condition, according to police.

Troopers noted that the collision occurred at night with no artificial lighting in this area of the roadway. Patrycia was not in possession of any type of light at the time he was struck, police said. 

Investigators said Gedeon, who was wearing his seat belt, was not injured. 

The roadway in the area of the crash was closed for approximately three hours as the collision was investigated and cleared.

This crash remains under investigation.

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