Ogletown Motorcycle Crash, Injuries

Newark The Delaware State Police said that a crash occurred this yesterday, Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at approximately 2:13 p.m., as David Reed, 19, of Newark, was operating a 2014 Harley Davidson X8N motorcycle and was traveling in a westbound direction on DE SR 273 (Ogletown Road) approaching the intersection of DE SR 4, according to Public Information Officer- Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale.


Hale said Reed failed to negotiate a gradual curve in the roadway at which point the motorcycle traveled across the grass median and continued in a westerly direction before striking the raised edge of a concrete median. The Harley Davidson, as well as David Reed, and an 18 year old female passenger, all became airborne across the intersection before landing in the grassy median area west of the intersection and on the eastbound side of the DE SR 273.

David Reed and his passenger were both treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics. They were then transported by EMS to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center, where Reed was admitted with serious life-threatening injuries. His female passenger was also admitted with serious non-life threatening injuries. Neither was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

David Reed was treated on scene by the Paramedics for a head injury, abrasions and possible internal injuries, before being transported to the Christiana Hospital, in Stanton, in critical condition, according to New Castle County Spokesman Haas.

The second patient, an 18 year old female was treated on scene by the Paramedics for an arm injury and back pain, before being transported to the Christiana Hospital, in serious condition. The Delaware State Police were on scene investigating the incident.

The eastbound lanes of DE SR 273 were closed for approximately 2 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

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