Claymont – The Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash involving a motorcycle that occurred this morning.
The incident occurred at approximately 7:24 a.m., Wednesday, July 3, 2019 on Harvey Rd. at the intersection with Jackson Ave. in Claymont. A 2001 Buell motorcycle, operated by a 30-year-old Wilmington man was traveling eastbound on Harvey Rd. approaching Jackson Ave. A 2015 Nissan 200 SX, operated by a 22-year-old Claymont man, was traveling westbound on Harvey Rd., attempting to turn left onto Jackson Ave. The Nissan turned directly in front of the motorcycle at which time the motorcycle struck the right side of the Nissan, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.
New Castle County Paramedics (NCCP) arrived to find the rider had suffered injuries to his legs, according to NCCP Paramedic First Class Yvonne Russell. The patient was transported to Christiana Hospital via Delaware State Police helicopter in serious condition at the time of transport.
Austin said neither impairment nor improper driving are deemed as factors on his behalf.
The driver of the Nissan, who was not injured, was cited for failing to yield the right of way.
Harvey Rd. was closed for approximately 1 hour while the scene was investigated and cleared.
Claymont – Rescue crews from the Claymont Fire Company, New Castle County Medics and Trooper 4 have been dispatched to Harvey Road and Jackson Avenue for reports of a crash involving a motorcycle.
Early reports from the scene indicate that the motorcycle was involved in a collision with another vehicle. The rider was thrown from the bike and suffered serious injuries.
Update: Crews have packaged the patient for transport. Trooper 4 is about to land at the baseball field at Harvey Road and I-95.
Update: The patient has been transferred to Trooper 4 and they are now en route to the Trauma Center at Christiana Hospital.
Update: Trooper 4 is on the ground at the hospital at 7:58.