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2 pedestrians hit and killed while trying to cross Delaware road

A Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, couple was killed in a car accident while crossing Route 1 earlier this month by a driver who continued almost a mile down the road before stopping.

The 33-year-old man and 28-year-old woman were crossing the deserted highway at around 2:45 a.m. The man was also pushing a bicycle. The area where the couple crossed the road is poorly lit and does not have any marked crosswalks.

The driver, who may have been under the influence of alcohol, struck both pedestrians and then continued driving to a restaurant down the road before pulling over. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene by arriving rescue personnel. The driver was not injured.

Police are continuing their investigation into the crash and have not released the results of their findings at this time. However, charges may follow depending on the results of the investigation. If it can be shown that the driver was drinking prior to the accident, the charges may be far more severe and may include vehicular homicide as well as DUI.

While it is always safer for pedestrians to cross streets in daylight and in marked crosswalks, it is important for motorists to avoid pedestrian collisions. This is because cars can cause such serious injury to pedestrians that the law imposes most of the responsibility on motor vehicle operators to avoid pedestrian crashes.

Pedestrians who have been victims of collisions can consult with a personal injury attorney to discuss the possibility of collecting damages for their injuries and losses.

Source: Delaware Coast-Press, "Pedestrians killed crossing Route 1," Sept. 12, 2012

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