ELSMERE, DELAWARE (1/1/2016) A woman pushed her grandson’s baby stroller to safety as she was struck by a car in a crosswalk along Kirkwood Highway west of Elsmere on Thursday, the Delaware State Police reported.
The incident happened about 3:50 p.m. at South Clifton Avenue.
Michelle L. Leisey, 41, of Wilmington, had been waiting on the eastbound shoulder along with her daughter and infant grandson and started to cross in the crosswalk when the pedestrian signal indicated they could, police said.
As a 1999 Volkswagen Beetle approached and began to turn, Leisey pushed the stroller out of harms way but the car struck her left leg and she fell to the pavement, police said.
Her daughter and grandson were not injured.
The car came to a stop on the shoulder of eastbound Kirkwood Highway (Route 2).
Leisey was taken by ambulance to Christiana Hospital for treatment of injuries police described as not life-threatening.
The driver of the car, Jeramey M. Furman, 21, of Smyrna, was not injured. Police said he was wearing a seat belt.
Police cited him for inattentive driving, driving while suspended or revoked and failure to transfer title.
Eastbound Kirwood Highway was closed in the area about an hour as police investigated.