Two Children Riding Bikes Struck By Vehicle In Dewey Beach

Dewey Beach, DE- Delaware State Police continue to investigate a collision between a vehicle and two juveniles on bicycles that occurred Tuesday night in Dewey Beach, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on July 6, 2021, at approximately 9:43 p.m., Delaware State Police responded to Coastal Highway southbound in the area of St. Louis Street for a collision between a 2010 Ford Explorer and two juvenile bicyclists. The preliminary investigation has revealed the bicyclists attempted to cross the roadway and traveled into the path of the Ford Explorer. The vehicle was unable to avoid the collision and the bicyclists were struck within the left travel lane of Coastal Highway.

A 13-year-old female bicyclist from Wilmington was not wearing a helmet and was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

A 14-year-old female bicyclist from Hockessin was not wearing a helmet and was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

The 70-year-old operator from Bethany Beach was uninjured.

The collision remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Any witness to this collision should contact Sgt. Nick DeMalto by calling (302) 703-3269.

Coastal Highway in the area of the collision was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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