Bar patron critical after assault in Delaware

BOWERS BEACH, Del. - November 1, 2010

Authorities arrested Michael Collier, 45, of Frederica.

Police say Collier punched in the face a 51-year-old man from Felton, Delaware, outside the Bayview Inn on Hubbard Avenue on Bowers Beach at about 11:30 Sunday night. The victim fell backwards and struck his head on the pavement, causing a severe injury.

The victim was flown to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital.

Collier fled the scene of the incident, but police arrested him at his home shortly after 4 a.m. Monday. He faces assault and was locked up awaiting bail.

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