Driver fined for striking Dempsey student


By Glenn Battishill - gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com



A Delaware woman has been fined in connection with striking a Dempsey Middle School student with her vehicle last month.

On Jan. 25, a charge of failure to yield at a crosswalk was filed against Morgan Summers, 29, who police said struck Kylie Linville, 13, of Delaware, on the morning of Jan. 4.

According to Delaware Municipal Court documents, Summers was scheduled to be arraigned on the charge on Feb. 6 but two days after the charge was filed, Summers entered a guilty plea to the charge via a waiver and payed the court fine of $135.

Delaware Police Captain Adam Moore explained in an email Wednesday that the misdemeanor charge was a waiver-able offense and could be paid without making an appearance in court.

Moore said Wednesday that the case has been closed.

According to the official police report, Summers was traveling south on Troy Road in her 1999 Toyota Corolla and at 7:11 a.m. struck Linville, who was walking in the crosswalk at Barrett Avenue. The report states that Linville went over the hood and collided with the windshield before coming to rest on the ground.

Police report that Summers immediately got out of the car and rendered aid to Linville.

Medics and police arrived minutes later and the City of Delaware Fire Department transported Linville to Grady Memorial Hospital for emergency medical care. Linville was then transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Posts in a Facebook group titled “Love For The Linville’s” (sic) indicates that Linville returned home from the hospital earlier this month.

Summers was reportedly not injured in the crash.

Police report there were skid marks on the ground near the crosswalk. Summers’ car was impounded as evidence, and she turned over her cell phone for analysis.

By Glenn Battishill

gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.