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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

Troopers Investigating Serious Crash-Frankford

Date Posted: Sunday, September 1st, 2019

Frankford- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a serious crash involving a pedal cyclist that occurred earlier today.

The incident occurred on September 1, 2019 at approximately 12:37 p.m., when a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling eastbound on Burbage Road (CR 353) just east of East Sherwood Drive.  A pedal cyclist was operating a bright green bicycle eastbound on Burbage Road in the same general vicinity. For unknown reasons, the operator of the Cherokee failed to see the pedal cyclist in front of him causing the right front bumper of the Cherokee to strike the rear of the bicycle.  The impact caused the pedal cyclist to be ejected from the bicycle.

The pedal cyclist, a 57-year-old male from Frankford, DE was not wearing a helmet.  He was transported to the Christina Hospital in critical condition.

The operator of the Cherokee,  a 56-year-old male from Frankford, DE was properly restrained.  He did not sustain injury and remained on scene.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction and no charges have been filed at this time.

Burbage Road was closed for approximately 2.5 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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