Yesterday, Saturday, June 15, 2019, at approximately 11:45 in the morning, a bicycle, being operated by a 61-year-old Newark woman, left the bike lane on E. Savannah Road and was struck by a vehicle, according to Lewes Police Chief Thomas Spell.
Spell said the rider was traveling west on E. Savannah Road in the bike lane when she suddenly made a movement to the left exiting the bike lane and into the lane of traffic.
As she made this movement, a vehicle, being operated by a 57-year-old Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania woman was traveling in the same direction. The sudden movement caused the cyclist to strike the front passenger side quarter panel of the vehicle. The rider was thrown from the bike causing her to strike her head on the roadway. She was not wearing a bike helmet, said Spell.
Troopers from the Delaware State Police as well as EMS and Lewes Fire Department responded to assist. The bicyclist was transported to Beebe Hospital where she was treated and stabilized. She was then flown by helicopter to the Christiana Hospital for further treatment for a head and brain injury.
Spell said the woman has been discharged from the hospital with follow-up care recommendations.
She was cited for making an improper left turn and for failing to utilize hand and arm signals.
Lewes – At 11:48 this morning rescue crews from the Lewes Fire Company, Sussex County Medics and Trooper 2 responded to 312 E Savannah Road (Business Route 9) for reports of a pedestrian struck.
Upon their arrival, crews reported that one patient was severely injured. After evaluating the patient crews opted to rush the patient to Beebe Hospital a few blocks away. Trooper 2 was recalled.
Command ordered Savannah Road between Anglers Road and Cape Henlopen Drive closed.
The road remained closed until around 1:15 pm on Saturday while Lewes Police investigated.
The condition of the patient is not known at this time.