The Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash involving a Moped that occurred last evening, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.
Jaffe said the incident occurred on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at approximately 6:38 p.m., when a CIXK Moped was traveling westbound on John J. Williams Highway (SR 24) approaching the entrance of the Peddler’s Village Shopping Center in Lewes. A Jeep Wrangler was traveling eastbound on John J. Williams Highway towards the Peddler’s Village entrance. The Wrangler came to a stop in the left turn lane on SR 24, waiting to turn left into the Peddler’s Village entrance. The Wrangler proceeded to turn left into the entrance, directly in the path of the Moped, said Jaffe. The impact caused the Moped and the operator of the Moped to be redirected to the westbound side of the roadway.
The operator of the Moped, a 28-year-old Georgetown man, initially transported to the Beebe Medical Center, was later transferred to Christiana Hospital in serious condition.
The operator of the Wrangler, a 16-year-old male from Millsboro was properly restrained and did not sustain injuries. There were also two passengers in the Wrangler at the time of the crash, who did not sustain injuries.
The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
Jaffe said the operator of the Moped was not wearing a helmet.
The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact, Troop 7, Corporal A. Mitchell at 302-703-3267. 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.