First OSU, now this?!
Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes Through Delaware State University Homecoming
A man believed to be under the influence of alcohol was arrested this weekend after he injured 7 people, one critically, at Delaware State University’s homecoming festivities.
Police report that Gregory Ligon drove a Mercedes Benz through the school’s yard and pinned a woman against a tree after trying to stop it from going into reverse.
Delaware State News reports:
A woman was critically injured and six others injured when a car crashed into a crowd of people gathered on the Delaware State University campus Saturday evening, according to Dover Police.
The remaining homecoming activities planned for the evening were canceled, police said in a Sunday morning news release.
Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Dover Police public information officer, said the incident occurred at approximately 7:28 p.m., when Gregory Ligon, 28, of Mitchellville, Maryland, was driving a Mercedes Benz sedan in the area of the fraternity picnic area.
Police said Mr. Ligon attempted to park his vehicle in the area and exited it once he did so, forgetting the vehicle was still in reverse.
According to police, Mr. Ligon returned to the driver’s seat to stop the vehicle, but allegedly pushed the gas pedal instead of the brake.
The vehicle accelerated over a curb and across a grassy area full of people. Police said the driver side door was open.
Police said the vehicle struck seven people. The most serious of the injuries occurred when the driver door hit a 21-year-old female and pinned her against a tree. This victim was later flown to Christiana Hospital with major injuries.
Police said the vehicle then continued as the driver door broke off, until it struck another tree and came to a stop.
At that time Mr. Ligon was removed from the vehicle by several bystanders.
Police said Mr. Ligon was found to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash and will be charged with the following crimes:first-degree vehicular assault, six charges of second-degree vehicular assault, DU, and no proof of insurance.
This is so scary.
Don’t drink and drive folks, it’s just not worth it.