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Troopers Investigate Bicycle Crash- Dewey Beach

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

Dewey Beach, DE- Delaware State Police continue to investigate a collision between a vehicle and two juveniles on bicycles that occurred Tuesday night in Dewey Beach.

On July 6, 2021, at approximately 9:43 p.m., Delaware State Police responded to Coastal Highway southbound in the area of St. Louis Street for a collision between a 2010 Ford Explorer and two juvenile bicyclists. The preliminary investigation has revealed the bicyclists attempted to cross the roadway and traveled into the path of the Ford Explorer. The vehicle was unable to avoid the collision and the bicyclists were struck within the left travel lane of Coastal Highway.

The 13-year-old female bicyclist from Wilmington was not wearing a helmet and was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

The 14-year-old female bicyclist from Hockessin was not wearing a helmet and was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

The 70-year-old operator from Bethany Beach was uninjured.

The collision remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Any witness to this collision should contact Sgt. Nick DeMalto by calling (302) 703-3269.

Coastal Highway in the area of the collision was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com .

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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