Police say that the pedestrian did just about everything possible to bring an early departure from this earth. The man, 54-year-old Irving T. Cannon III, of Rehoboth Beach, was wearing all dark clothing none of which was reflective and was not carrying a light or crossing in a crosswalk. Alcohol is being considered as a factor on his behalf.
We all need to slow down; always drive sober; pay attention at all times; keep an eye out for workers in construction zones; look out for motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians; use crosswalks
As he approached the intersection, a 26-year-old man stepped into the roadway, against the green light. Unable to avoid a collision, the police cruiser struck the pedestrian.
Alcohol use on the part of Snyder is being considered as a factor in the crash. Snyder was also dressed in dark clothing and was not using a flashlight as required by law. He was cited by troopers with Walking on a Highway While Intoxicated, Failure to Carry a Light, and Stepping into the Path of a Car after Leaving a Curb.
BEAR, DEL- Booze was the key ingredient in a pedestrian death on Rt. 40 in Delaware over the Labor Day holiday. Both the pedestrian and the driver who hit her were drinking and neither of them belonged on the highway.
For unknown reasons, Zander Hartman darted out into the right lane of northbound SR1 directly in the path of Suburban where he was struck with the front bumper of the SUV.
“I ask myself constantly why do people do this to me I just wanted a wife and kids now I have no one. I don’t have family friends or a girl ive never felt so worthless and alone”
The preliminary investigation reveals the striking car was heading northbound on Branch Avenue when it struck the victim. The victim had been walking on the northbound side of Branch Avenue. The driver briefly stopped but then left the scene.
The pedestrian was attempting to cross the roadway to the “The Office Bar and Grill” when he walked in front of the path of the vehicle. The pedestrian was attempting to cross Mountain Road outside of a crosswalk and was wearing all black clothing. In addition, when this collision occurred, it was raining steadily, further reducing visibility.
The preliminary investigation reveals an SUV heading westbound on Brinkley Road struck the victim. Preliminarily, it appears the victim was trying to cross Brinkley Road at the time. He was not in a crosswalk. The driver remained on the scene.