Police:Uber driver collides with motorcycle in Delaware

A motorcycle, with a passenger on board, reportedly collided with a vehicle being operated by an Uber driver early Friday morning outside of a development in Selbyville.

Delaware State Police are investigating the serious crash that happened on Lighthouse Road, route 54, at the entrance to Mallard Lakes around approximately 2:26 a.m.

According to the report  a 2017 Volkswagen vehicle, was traveling west on Lighthouse Road, approaching the Mallard Lakes entrance while a Harley Davidson TriGlide trike motorcycle, was also traveling west, behind the Volkswagen. Officials say the driver of the Volkswagen, a 41-year-old from Willards, MD, was driving two passengers from Ocean City to a home in Mallard Lakes.

The investigation revealed that one of the passengers initially told the driver they were going to Smitty McGee’s restaurant and bar which is located across the entrance to Mallard Lakes. As the driver was merging into the left turn lane to turn into the parking lot for Smitty McGee’s a passenger instructed him to instead turn right into Mallard Lakes where his home was located. The driver, then turned right causing the right front of his vehicle to hit the left side of the motorcycle. The impact caused the driver of the motorcycle, a 47-year-old male from Rehoboth Beach, and his 42-year-old female passenger to be ejected.  The Volkswagen then came to a controlled stop and remained at the scene.

The operator of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet and was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Beebe Medical Center, and was later transferred to the Christiana Hospital.  His passenger, who was also not wearing a helmet was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury with serious non-life threatening injuries.  It is unknown at this time if impairment is a factor on behalf of the driver.

The operator of the Volkswagen was wearing a seatbelt and was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin with minor non-life threatening injuries.  Both of the passengers in the Volkswagen were properly secured and uninjured.  Impairment does not appear to be a factor on behalf of the driver.

The roadway was closed for approximately 4.5 hours while the investigation was conducted and the roadway was cleared. The case continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

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