Crash on Route 1 southbound near Tanger Bayside

Lewes man seriously injured
February 17, 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.

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

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 brought his vehicle to a controlled stop 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. 

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.