Rider Identified In Fatal Dover Crash

On Sunday evening, officers from the Dover Police Department responded to a traffic accident that resulted in a motorcyclist suffering serious injuries.

Police said a 68-year-old Dover man, driving a 2020 Dodge Durango, turned into the path of a 45-year-old motorcyclist, who was riding a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle. The two vehicles collided and the biker was thrown from the motorcycle.

The rider was first transported to Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus in critical condition before he was airlifted to the Trauma Center at Christiana Hospital in Stanton.

On Wednesday Dover Police announced that forty-five-year-old Michael Jones of Newark, New Jersey succumbed to his injuries on Monday.

Master Corporal Ryan Schmid of the Dover Police Department said that the facts and circumstances surrounding the crash are currently under review.

Motorcycle accidents, unfortunately, happen all too often in the state of Delaware, with statistics from the Delaware Office of Highway Safety showing that 128 people were killed in motorcycle accidents between 2013 and 2017. That’s more than double the number of people who were killed in car accidents during the same period.

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