KENT, Del., –The woman hit by a Milford police car on Wednesday morning is now in a stable condition.
According to Delaware State Police, the incident had happened around 1:32 early morning at Route 113/1 south of New Wharf Road.
The incident started when the 2000 Ford Mustang 21-year-old Tabethia Maloney from Houston, Del., lost control of her vehicle whilst traveling north on Route 113/1. The Mustang moved off the east edge and away from the roadway and over a guardrail where it traveled down a culvert and came to a stop about three feet in the water. Two units from Milford police were sent to the scene after someone contacted 911.
Both units went on scene using Route 113 overpass and as the first unit was heading down the overpass in the merge lane, Maloney jumped over the guardrail and directly into the path of the trooper. The officer driving the first unit was able to step on his brakes to avoid Maloney whilst Maloney avoided the cruiser by running into the right northbound lane. The second unit, driven by 30-year-old Cliff Figueroa, saw the first unit stopping so he parked on the right northbound lane to continue the investigation. It was at this point where the second unit struck Maloney, who was wearing dark clothes, whilst standing on the right northbound lane.
Maloney was first brought to Milford Memorial Hospital but was later airlifted to Baltimore Shock Trauma in critical condition with head trauma and internal injuries. Her status upgraded from critical to stable on Monday. Police added that she was already talking.
On Maloney’s part, police did not believe alcohol to play a role in the crash.
The officers who responded to the scene had activated their emergency equipments.
Investigation is still ongoing.
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