12-year-old girl in critical condition following hit & run; suspect on the loose
GEORGETOWN, Del. — Delaware State Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and finding a driver involved in a hit and run crash that seriously injured a 12-year-old girl Monday morning in Georgetown.
Police say on July 5th at 11:00 a.m., troopers responded to a hit and run injury collision involving a truck and an ATV. Witnesses say a flatbed truck pulling a trailer was traveling south in the area of 18000 Shingle Point Road. That’s when a red Honda Recon ATV, with three juvenile occupants entered Shingle Point Road from a private driveway in the same area.
We’re told the flatbed truck attempted to avoid hitting the ATV by moving into the northbound lane. Unfortunately, police say it struck the back of the Honda Recon, ejecting the 12-year-old girl, who was a rear passenger, from the ATV. According to troopers, she then collided with the asphalt pavement.
Immediately after the crash, police say the driver of the flatbed truck stopped and checked on the occupants of the ATV, right before fleeing the scene, heading south. We’re told he possibly made a right turn onto Briarwood Road.
The 12-year-old girl was transported by helicopter to an area hospital in critical condition.
The suspect’s vehicle is described as a white truck with a black flatbed. It was pulling a trailer with red wooden sides. No photographs are available at this time.
This crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information should contact Cpl/1 W. Wyatt Bullock by calling 302-856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com .