Delaware police still searching for driver who hit pedestrian

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The search continues for the driver who, Delaware police said, struck a man then drove off. 

He is still recovering in the hospital and said it could take months. 

For the past week, D’Shawn Almanson has been laying in his hospital bed trying to recover from multiple injuries after getting struck by a car. 

“I woke up confused, but knew something was wrong because my entire body was in pain,”
Almanson said.

Almanson said he was out on the holiday weekend with some friends and went to cross West William Street, but never made it to the other side. 

“My friend said she was on her phone and then she looked up and I was in the air,”
 Almanson said. 

He said he got the signal to walk before crossing the street and was a few steps ahead of his friends when police said a car came speeding through the intersection.

“I ended up sliding underneath a car that was parked already,”

Almanson said. 

Through the investigation, police learned the car involved is a dark colored 1995 to 1999 Nissan Maxima with front end damage.

They said the driver was going at least 50 m.p.h. when he was hit.  

“I think they should step up and own up to what they did. They need to get what’s coming to them,” Almanson said.

While Almanson is fighting for his health, those close to him are fighting for answers.

“It just means a lot. It’s overwhelming,” Almanson said.

Police are asking for anyone with information to call their tip line or email them at (740)203-1112 or
policetipline@delawareohio.net.

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