Pedestrian Struck by Car, Main Street Closed

Victim sustains serious injuries.

A portion of Main Street near Salem Road has been shut down after a pedestrian was struck by a car this evening.

The accident took place around 6:20 p.m. at 2144 Main St.

According to Emergecy Alerts, the victim sustained serious injuries and is being Med-Flighted from the grounds of Tewksbury Hospital to an area hospital treatment.

There is no immediate word on when Main Street will be re-opened to traffic.

Jen Bowers December 13, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Oh goodness, back to back nights of med flights out of Tewksbury :( :(
Kathleen Brothers December 13, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Thanks for the coverage, Bill. Our street looked like route 93. Cars were getting to the end and didn't know where to go. We cannot figure why they were on Nichols Street. Unless Wilmington PD didn't know the area.
Kathleen Brothers December 13, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Do you know about another accident at Salem and South? Happened just a few minutes ago.
TomH December 13, 2012 at 12:49 AM
I walked down there just after the Med Flight helicopter left. Not a pretty sight. I hope this person survives.
Timothy M. December 13, 2012 at 12:51 AM
That's awful. Area is not well lit, much like many other areas of the town. Salem and South should be a 4 way stop sign. Worst intersection I have ever seen. Hope everything turns out well.
denise December 13, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Police and Fire are working hard tonight...
Jeanne December 13, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Where actually is this? Near Little Peach plaza?
Joan Griffin Le Blanc December 13, 2012 at 01:12 AM
Thank you EMS for working extra hard tonight and doing a job not many can do! You are appreciated!
southie December 13, 2012 at 01:25 AM
This was in front of dandi lyons supposedly a dandi lyons worker.
john smith December 13, 2012 at 01:35 AM
Luckily South fire was open and able to respond. Minutes matter, Tewksbury is a busy place now. I hope the outcome is good. Two medflights and a fire in the past 3 days and that is just the stuff that made the news!
debbie December 13, 2012 at 01:35 AM
That is horrible. Hope he is okay.
Debi Mannetta December 13, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Prayers go out to the person that was hit and their family.
SD From T-Bury December 13, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Praying for that person and so glad the South Station was open!
Kathleen Brothers December 13, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Thank God that the South station was open! Prime example of why it should be open. They have had a very busy night. Saying prayers tonight for the person hit and also for the driver of the car. And for all the first responders out there.
wendy spinelli December 13, 2012 at 03:00 AM
I couldn't agree more about the South Street Fire Station. Minutes matter in a serious situation and they were practically across the street from the accident.
Mike December 13, 2012 at 03:17 AM
It's not always open there was an accident at south and Salem yesterday and they dispatched engine 1 and ambulance 1 which come from the center fire station for some reason and when I got into an accident near hill street, the ambulance and fire truck also came from the center station aswell
Patty B December 13, 2012 at 04:27 AM
My prayers go out to all involved. And I agree on the South. St Fire station. I work at Family Care Center and we often get emergencies and need the rescue and fire and they are in traffic from the North. Yet again they need a light at that horrific intersection
AdamD December 13, 2012 at 01:14 PM
totally agree, I go through that intersection twice a day and have seen numerous people either not know that it's a two way stop, or wait their turn properly only to nearly miss being t-boned by someone speeding down Salem. 4-way stop for all!
TomH December 13, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Its slightly off topic as the accident in this article happened in front of Dandi-Lyons, but I'd love to see Tewksburys finest set up at South and Salem handing out tickets. I've seen people flying through that blinking red light without slowing down. There has to be an accident a week there.
Ed B December 13, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Salem and South has been a dangerous intersection for over 50 years. What it needs is a set of lights. Red, Green and Yellow. They had a 4 way stop not that long ago and had a half dozen accidents in less than a day.
George December 13, 2012 at 02:51 PM
As it stands the south fire station is and has been fully funded for 24/7 staffing for FY 2013. If the crew at the south station is out on another call crews from the center or north station would have to respond. I also agree on the South & Salem intersection. A light is needed but a four way stop would be a nice first step until a light is in place. I travel thru this intersection in the morning at at night and have seen cars blow right thru the stop sign without even slowing down. It's not going to get fixed by complaining here. We as a group need to go to the town hall and make some noise if you want results. I am willing if any one else is.
bill meuse December 13, 2012 at 05:47 PM
we don't need 4 stop signs that drivers can "blow right thru". what we need is a smart light that lets cars out of south st at the times when we will get a back up of cars to brook st.
Betty Cadger December 13, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Were there two accidents involving a pedestrian being hit?
Bill Gilman (Editor) December 13, 2012 at 06:24 PM
only one that we are aware of.
Eva December 17, 2012 at 04:45 PM
prays for you and your family eva


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