Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle Sent To Hospital, Cited

Georgetown – The Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash involving a bicycle and car that occurred early yesterday, according to police.

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Officials said the incident occurred around 5:46 a.m. Sunday August 13, 2017 as a 59-year-old Lewes man was operating a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee westbound on Lewes-Georgetown Highway (US9) just east of Kits Burrow Court. David L. Clark, 35 of Georgetown, was bicycling westbound in the travel lane just ahead of the Jeep.

The operator of the Jeep was unable to see the bicycle in time due to the low light and struck the rear of the bicycle with the front bumper. The bicyclist was thrown up onto the front of the SUV before landing in the roadway. The Jeep pulled immediately to the westbound shoulder after the collision.

David Clark, who was not wearing a helmet and was wearing dark colored clothing, was transported by EMS to Beebe Healthcare where he was admitted in serious but stable condition, according to police. He was cited for Failure to Stay to the Right of the Roadway While Operating a Bicycle.

The 59-year-old Jeep driver was properly restrained and uninjured.

US 9 between Gravel Hill Road and Prettyman Road was closed for approximately two and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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