Motorcycle Rider Ejected After Impact, In Serious Condition


Millsboro – The Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash that occurred at the intersection of John J. Williams Highway (SR 24) and Long Neck Road (SR 5) last evening, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred at approximately 9:04 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018, as a Honda motorcycle, was traveling westbound on John J. Williams Highway approaching the intersection at Long Neck Road. At the same time, a 2006 Isuzu sweeper truck was traveling eastbound, approaching the intersection. The operator of the motorcycle, a 43-year-old man of Snow Hill MD, attempted a left turn, directly in the path of the Isuzu, resulting in an impact in the eastbound lane, said Jaffe.

After impact, the Honda was redirected eastbound and was pushed by the Isuzu for a short distance before coming to a rest. The operator of the Honda was ejected from the motorcycle and came to rest next to the Isuzu.

The operator of the Honda was removed from the scene by Emergency Medical Services and transported to the Beebe Medical Center prior to being transferred to the Christiana Hospital in serious condition. He was wearing a helmet during the time of this crash, and alcohol is considered to be a factor on his behalf, according to Jaffe.

The operator of the Isuzu, 42-year old man of Salisbury, MD, was properly restrained and not injured as a result of this crash. John J. Williams Highway at the intersection of Long Neck Road was closed for approximately 2 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Anyone with information pertaining to this crash is asked to please contact Cpl/1 N. DeMalto at (302) 703-3267. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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