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

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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.

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