Wilmington – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving a bicyclist that occurred late Friday night, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.
Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 11:37 p.m., Friday, July 5, 2019, on Concord Pike (US 202) in the area of I-95. A 1999 Honda Accord, operated by a 21-year-old Newark man was traveling southbound on Concord Pike in the right lane approaching the ramp for I-95. A bicycle, being operated by a 35-year-old New Castle man, was also traveling southbound Concord Pike in the right lane. The operator of the Honda was unable to see the cyclist and the front end of his vehicle struck the rear of the bicycle. The cyclist was thrown over the top of the Honda and came to rest in the middle lane of Concord Pike. The Honda came to a controlled stop and remained at the scene.
The cyclist who was pronounced deceased at the scene was wearing no reflective clothing and there were no lights on the bicycle, said Austin. Identification of the victim is pending the notification of next of kin.
The driver of the Honda was uninjured. Neither speed nor impairment are deemed as contributing factors on his behalf.
Southbound Concord Pike was closed for approximately 3 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.
Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to contact Cpl. J. Forester of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8585
Wilmington – At 11:34 Friday evening, July 5, 2019, rescue crews from the Talleyville Fire Company along with New Castle County Medics and Delaware State Police responded to Concord Pike (Route 202) in the area of I-95 for reports of a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle.
Upon their arrival crews learned that the accident involved a passenger car and a bicyclist, not a motorcycle. Early reports from the scene indicate that one person was gravely injured as a result of the accident.
Shortly after their arrival crews requested DelDOT arrow boards crews for a road closure.