The Pennsylvania State Police is investigating a crash that took the life of a Newark, Delaware cyclist on Monday.
Police said this crash occurred just before 2:40 Monday afternoon, on Southbank Road, just north of its intersection with Glen Oak Drive in London Britain Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
This crash occurred as the bicyclist, identified as Edward Woodrum, 62, of Newark, was traveling northbound on Southbank Road just north of its intersection with Glen Oak Drive. Police said the Woodrum attempted to negotiate a left-hand curve in the roadway, at which time, he crossed from the northbound lane, across the roadway, and proceeded to travel northbound in the southbound travel lane. As he negotiated the left-hand curve, a vehicle driven by a 49-year-old, Landenberg, Pennsylvania woman approached, traveling southbound on Southbank Road in the southbound lane while negotiating the right-hand curve.
Woodrum subsequently rode directly into the vehicle’s path causing the woman to steer her vehicle to the left to try and avoid a crash, police said. The woman was unable to avoid the crash and Woodrum was thrown from the bicycle as a result of the impact. First arriving rescue crews reported that life-saving measures were underway, however, Woodrum was later pronounced deceased.
Southbank Road was closed while Troopers investigated the crash.