Lewes pedestrian injured in Route 1 crash

Brock A. Charles struck by tractor-trailer
February 23, 2017

Story Location:
36470 Seaside Outlet Drive
Rehoboth  Delaware
United States

A Lewes man was seriously injured Feb. 17 after he was struck by a tractor-trailer while crossing Route 1.

Police say Brock A. Charles, 32,  was attempting to cross the southbound lanes of Route 1 near Shuttle Road, going eastbound, at 12:03 p.m. Master Cpl. Jeff Hale of the Delaware State Police said Charles stepped into the righthand lane of Route 1.

Charles was not in a marked crosswalk, and he was struck by a 2016 Freightliner Tractor pulling a 2013 Great Dane trailer driven by Michael Jock, 58, of Newark. Charles was thrown in a southbound direction and came to rest in the righthand lane; Jock stopped his vehicle just south of the crash scene, Hale said.

Charles was treated at the scene by Sussex County Paramedics and transported to Beebe Healthcare. He was then stabilized before being transported to Christiana Hospital where he was admitted with serious injuries. Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said Charles is alive, but he had no further update on his condition.

Jock, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was not injured. Alcohol or drug use on the part of Jock is not being considered as a factor in the crash, Hale said.

Southbound Route 1 traffic was restricted to one lane for about three hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police.