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Delaware State Police Investigate Serious Collision Involving a Scooter- Fenwick Island

Date Posted: Thursday, July 15th, 2021

Fenwick Island, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating a serious collision involving a scooter that occurred on Thursday afternoon in Fenwick Island.

On July 15, 2021, at approximately 12:14 p.m., a 2007 Chevrolet Express Van operated by a 64-year-old Selbyville man, was stopped westbound on Lighthouse Road attempting to make a left turn into the parking lot of the Fenwick Hardware Store. A 2004 Yamaha Scooter operated by a 70-year-old Selbyville man was traveling eastbound on the eastbound shoulder of Lighthouse Road, approaching the entrance to the Fenwick Hardware Store. The operator of the Chevrolet failed to see the scooter and began to make the left turn into the parking lot. As a result, the front of the Chevrolet impacted the left side of the scooter in the eastbound shoulder. After impact, the operator was ejected from the scooter and landed in the parking lot of the Fenwick Hardware Store. Immediately after impact, the Chevrolet came to a controlled stop in the middle of the eastbound lane and eastbound shoulder. The scooter came to rest in the parking lot of the Fenwick Hardware Store.

The operator of the Chevrolet was properly restrained and was not injured.

The operator of the scooter sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to an area hospital in critical condition.

The eastbound lane and eastbound shoulder of Lighthouse Road were shut down for approximately one hour while the investigation was conducted by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding the collision should contact Master Corporal Kenneth Argo by calling 302-644-5020.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper

Released: 071521 1957




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