Hit-And-Run Driver Sought in Dewey Beach Moped Collision - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Hit-And-Run Driver Sought in Dewey Beach Moped Collision

Posted: Updated:
Surveillance video photo of early Thursday's hit-and-run crash in Dewey Beach. (Photo credit: Rob Jones) Surveillance video photo of early Thursday's hit-and-run crash in Dewey Beach. (Photo credit: Rob Jones)
Surveillance video photo of early Thursday's hit-and-run crash in Dewey Beach. (Photo credit: Rob Jones) Surveillance video photo of early Thursday's hit-and-run crash in Dewey Beach. (Photo credit: Rob Jones)

DEWEY BEACH, Del.- Dewey Beach police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who collided with two men on a moped, causing them to crash.

Police said that at around 1 a.m. Thursday, officer  responded to a hit-and-run collision on northbound Coastal Highway in the area of Clayton Street. The investigation revealed that the moped carrying a man from Lewes and a man from Dover was traveling northbound on Coastal Highway in the outside lane.

According to police, surveillance video showed a dark colored SUV colliding with the rear end of the moped. The occupants of the moped were ejected and the moped was run over. The SUV continued northbound and never returned to the scene, investigators said. Both driver and passenger of the moped were transported to Beebe Medical Center for their injuries.

Rob Jones lives on Coastal Highway and the accident happened right in front of his house.

"It was pretty gruesome.  There was quite a bit of blood on the ground.  Two guys were just laying there.  The EMS was here pretty quick trying to help them out.  Took them both to the hospital.  The driver of the car, nobody knows where he is or who he was," Jones told WBOC on Thursday.

The driver was released with minor injuries. The passenger was transferred to the Christiana Medical Center where he is being treated for a head injury. He is listed in serious condition.

Jones said he shared the surveillance footage of the accident with police.  Jones said he has the cameras installed to catch any late night trespassers who stumble onto his property after a night at the bar.  Jones himself watched the accident video and one word came to his mind.

"Disbelief.  I mean, I can understand if you hit somebody, you're going to be scared to stop.  But to leave two people just laying there, possibly dead, that's pretty bad," Jones said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Dewey Beach Police Department at (302) 227-1110 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • People at NASA's Visitors Center React to Rocket Launch

    People at NASA's Visitors Center React to Rocket Launch

    Saturday, November 17 2018 6:40 PM EST2018-11-17 23:40:04 GMT
    Saturday, November 17 2018 6:40 PM EST2018-11-17 23:40:19 GMT
    Rocket Launch Wallops Island (Photo WBOC)Rocket Launch Wallops Island (Photo WBOC)
    Rocket Launch Wallops Island (Photo WBOC)Rocket Launch Wallops Island (Photo WBOC)
    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. - Did you get up early and watch the launch this morning? Just after 4 am, the Antares Rockets Blasted off from Wallops Island.More
    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. - Did you get up early and watch the launch this morning? Just after 4 am, the Antares Rockets Blasted off from Wallops Island. More
  • Man Arrested for DUI After Three Car Crash in Centreville

    Man Arrested for DUI After Three Car Crash in Centreville

    Saturday, November 17 2018 5:37 PM EST2018-11-17 22:37:46 GMT
    Saturday, November 17 2018 5:39 PM EST2018-11-17 22:39:58 GMT
    CENTREVILLE, Md.- Maryland State Police say a 28-year-old Centerville man is facing charges after allegedly driving under the influence and causing a car accident late Friday night. Police say around 11:48 p.m. on Friday, troopers were dispatched to RouteMore
    CENTREVILLE, Md.- Maryland State Police say a 28-year-old Centerville man is facing charges after allegedly driving under the influence and causing a car accident late Friday night. Police say around 11:48 p.m. on Friday, troopers were dispatched to RouteMore
  • Dover Police Investigating Shots Fired Incident

    Dover Police Investigating Shots Fired Incident

    Saturday, November 17 2018 5:21 PM EST2018-11-17 22:21:54 GMT
    Saturday, November 17 2018 5:21 PM EST2018-11-17 22:21:54 GMT
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    DOVER, Del.- Police in Dover are investigating a shots fired complaint that occurred in a parking lot Friday night. According to the Dover Police Department, around 8:50 p.m. officers responded to the 100 block of Willis Road where they discovered an abanMore
    DOVER, Del.- Police in Dover are investigating a shots fired complaint that occurred in a parking lot Friday night. According to the Dover Police Department, around 8:50 p.m. officers responded to the 100 block of Willis Road where they discovered an abanMore
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Millsboro Man Found Shot to Death

    UPDATE: Millsboro Man Found Shot to Death

    Thursday, November 17 2016 12:11 PM EST2016-11-17 17:11:44 GMT
    Thursday, November 17 2016 11:52 PM EST2016-11-18 04:52:10 GMT

    Police are conducting a death investigation in Millsboro after a man was found dead on a road.

    More

    Police are conducting a death investigation in Millsboro after a man was found dead on a road.

    More
  • Successful Antares Launch from Wallops Island

    Successful Antares Launch from Wallops Island

    Saturday, November 17 2018 4:20 AM EST2018-11-17 09:20:25 GMT
    Saturday, November 17 2018 4:20 AM EST2018-11-17 09:20:25 GMT
    An unmanned cargo rocket successfully blasted off from NASA Wallops Flight Facility to the International Space Station Saturday morning after being postponed twice due to a poor weather forecast.More
    An unmanned cargo rocket successfully blasted off from NASA Wallops Flight Facility to the International Space Station Saturday morning after being postponed twice due to a poor weather forecast. More
  • New Toll Road to Open on U.S. Route 301 at Delaware State Line

    New Toll Road to Open on U.S. Route 301 at Delaware State Line

    Friday, November 16 2018 6:19 PM EST2018-11-16 23:19:54 GMT
    Friday, November 16 2018 6:19 PM EST2018-11-16 23:19:54 GMT
    MIDDLETOWN, Del. --- The U.S. Route 301 Mainline Project is beginning to wrap up work and lead to the state's first cashless toll road opening in December. The new U.S. Route 301 bypass will take drivers around Middletown and connect them directly to DelaMore
    MIDDLETOWN, Del. --- The U.S. Route 301 Mainline Project is beginning to wrap up work and lead to the state's first cashless toll road opening in December. The new U.S. Route 301 bypass will take drivers around Middletown and connect them directly to DelaMore
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices