Police: Man, 32, struck on Old Baltimore Pike was intoxicated

Old Baltimore Pike at Walther Road (Photo: Google maps)
Old Baltimore Pike at Walther Road (Photo: Google maps)

BEAR, DELAWARE (10/28/2015) A 32-year-old intoxicated Newark man walking along Old Baltimore Pike was struck by a car and in critical condition, authorities said today.

The accident happened about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday west of Walther Road.

The victim was identified by Delaware State Police as Sean W. Snyder.

He was unresponsive when treated at the scene, said paramedics Sgt.  Michael A. McColley, with multiple injuries to the chest, abdomen and lower extremities.

Snyder was taken by Christiana Fire Company ambulance to Christiana Hospital.

Police said Snyder and another male were walking east on westbound Old Baltimore Pike when Snyder was struck by the driver’s side mirror of a westbound 2006 Nissan Altima.

He was wearing dark clothing and was not using a flashlight as required by law, police said.

Troopers cited him with walking on a highway while intoxicated, failure to carry a light and stepping into the path of a car after leaving the curb.

The driver of the Nissan, identified as Ashley Smith, 35, of Newark, was not injured. Police said she was wearing a seat belt.

Old Baltimore Pike was closed about 25 minutes as police investigated.


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