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Troopers Investigate Serious Crash Involving a Moped- Rehoboth Beach


Date Posted: Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Rehoboth Beach, DE– Delaware State Police are investigating a serious collision involving a moped and vehicle that occurred last night on Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach.

On July 12, 2021, at approximately 7:58 p.m., a 2020 Honda Civic operated by a 31-year-old female from Brooklyn, NY, was traveling southbound in the right lane of Coastal Highway (SR 1), just south of Camelot Drive. A 2015 Peace Moped, operated by a 61-year-old Rehoboth Beach man, was traveling southbound in the bus/bike lane of Coastal Highway, a short distance behind the Civic. The Civic made a right turn, intending to turn into the parking lot of Cracker Barrel/Econo Lodge, striking the left side of the moped with the front right side of the Civic. As a result of the impact, the moped operator was ejected and thrown to the asphalt. Immediately after impact, the Civic came to a controlled stop in the southbound bus lane of Coastal Highway. The moped came to rest in the entrance to the Cracker Barrel/Econo Lodge.

The operator of the moped sustained serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

The operator and 23-year-old female passenger in the Civic did not sustain any injuries.

The right lane and bus lane of southbound Coastal Highway was shut down for approximately three hours while the investigation was conducted.

This collision remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Cpl/3 Kenneth Argo by calling 302-644-5020. 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 .

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Released: 071321 0905

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