Skip to comments.Delaware wheelchair woman hit, killed by three cars that flee
Posted on 01/04/2012 9:57:47 AM PST by smokingfrog
A wheelchair-bound woman crossing a city street in Wilmington, Delaware, was struck and killed by a series of three vehicles that all fled the scene.
Police were hunting on Wednesday for three drivers wanted in the hit-and-run death of Edith McFarland, 58, of Wilmington.
She was trying to get across South Market Street, a busy road near the Fairview Inn, where she had been living for the past three months, when she was struck at 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Delaware State Police said.
"After the impact, McFarland was ejected from her wheelchair into the southbound lanes of South Market Street, where she was then struck by two additional vehicles," investigators said in a statement.
Police said the disabled woman was hit first by a gold truck or SUV. All three drivers fled the scene without stopping.
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Are they sure it was not Biden driving around the block several times?
Never thought about that, but it’s a good possibility.
I notice there is no mention of a crosswalk.
Doesn’t justify hit and run, of course, one way or the other though.
I hit a pedestrian a few years ago. He was doing his apparently lame impersonation of a squirrel running across the street. Banged him up pretty bad and put him in the hospital for a few weeks. I did stop though. I was never held accountable in the least, though he did try to threaten to sue a couple of times but never did.
If this woman was not in a crosswalk, there really should have been no motivation for the drivers to run. Especially the second and third cars.
The crazy part about this is drivers 2 and 3 were probably not at fault. Meaning, the poor woman was already in the road from being struck by driver 1 and they may not have been able to stop. Absolutely no concern for this poor woman... that saddens me.
Downtown Wilmington after dark is nothing but druggies and losers. It’s a cesspool. A democrat utopia. I’m not surprised by the lack of character or conscience.
Very sad. I think you are correct about the cross walk. The article is written that you could infer that there was no light, no cross walk, it was dark, and she is in a wheel chair which means the field of vision from the car would have been more limited. Having said that....WTH and why didn’t the first person stop.
Soulless robots worried only about saving their own mortal hides.
“Stand up Edith!” (sorry couldn’t resist!) Poor lady. Very disheartening. But the Biden comment just cracked me up and combined with mine. Well the script is written—lol.
—WTH and why didnt the first person stop.—
Thought it was a deer?
Very possible, given the dearth of info here. Heck, it could have been so “glancing” that they didn’t even know they hit her. Likewise with the other two cars. I’ve run over dead animals in the road at night and not stopped.
I'd suspect him if she was hit by an Amtrak train.
—All three drivers fled the scene without stopping.—
That is another way of saying that all the drivers continued driving as if they had not hit anything worth stopping for. And it is actually possible that that is exactly what happened.
Not saying it is, just that it is possible. Road noise and loud stereos really can mask things like this.
Possible to be sure. The deer thing, I know people that have hit deer and get out to throw in the back of the truck.
What the hell is wrong with these cars?
Want to bet at least one car was driven by a drunk illegal alien?
—The deer thing, I know people that have hit deer and get out to throw in the back of the truck.—
That’s what we would have done had the darned thing not hobbled off.
Be a fountain, not a drain.
When my car hits something, anything, I notice that it has hit something, and if I am not crippled from the impact, I often stop the car, and see if there was serious damage to it, or whatever it was that I hit. Damages to your car from an impact can be worsened if you keep it running. Additionally, the fact that I did hit something in the dark is a good call to me that I really don’t know what it was or how much it could hurt me. I hoped that I didn’t hit something alive, but I couldn’t initially know when I was in the nighttime conditions, and the object came right up fast with the speed of the car.
Even if this person wasn’t unselfish, he could have at least, assuming poor visibility, tried to check about his own car.
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