Man struck on Route 4 was drunk, police say

2400 block of W. Newport Pike (Route 4) (Photo: Google maps)
2400 block of W. Newport Pike (Route 4) (Photo: Google maps)

STANTON, DELAWARE (4/14/2016) A 55-year-old man was in serious but stable condition after being struck by a minivan Wednesday night in Stanton, authorities said.

The pedestrian accident happened about 8:35 p.m. in the 2400 block of W. Newport Pike (Route 4), in the westbound lanes west of Cypress Avenue.

The man was treated at the scene for facial and possible other head injuries, then taken by ambulance to Christiana Hospital, said Sgt. Abigail E. Haas of New Castle County paramedics.

He was identified as Robert Hollingsworth, 55, of Wilmington, the Delaware State Police said.

Hollingsworth had just left the Bank Shots bar and was wearing dark clothing when he walked across the dark road and was struck by a 2012 Ford Minivan, police said.

The driver of the minivan, David Pabon-Irizarry, 33, of New Castle, was able to nearly come to a stop but the collision was unavoidable, police said. Pabon-Irizarry was not injured. Police said he was wearing a seat belt.

Hollingsworth was cited for failing to cross at a crosswalk, failing to carry a light at night and being drunk on the highway, police said.

Mill Creek, Minquas and Belvedere fire companies responded.