Teen struck by tractor trailer in Delaware

The accident happened about 2:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Route 40 in Bear.

Police shut down westbound Route 40 in Bear, Del., early this morning after a 19-year-old man was struck by a tractor trailer. Credit: Metro file photo Police shut down westbound Route 40 in Bear, Del., early this morning after a 19-year-old man was struck by a tractor trailer.
Credit: Metro file photo

 

A teen was critically injured when he was struck by a tractor trailer in Bear, Del., early this morning.

 

The accident happened about 2:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Route 40, near Lagrange Avenue, 6ABC Action News reports.

 

The victim, 19, sustained life-threatening injuries in the accident. He was crossing Route 40 near the Delaware State Police Troop 2 barracks when he was struck by the tractor trailer.

 

The tractor trailer's driver stopped at the scene and was interviewed by police.

Police shut down westbound Route 40 while investigating the accident.

 
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