UPDATE: Serious crash involving bicyclist has turned fatal

3/29 UPDATE: Delaware State Police say the bicyclist involved in a serious crash back on March 14th has died as a result of his injuries.

The bicyclist has been identified as 59-year-old Richard Duffy of Hartly. He was taken to Kent General Hospital with serious injuries the night of the crash, where he was pronounced dead on Friday.

Neither improper driving nor impairment are contributing factors on behalf of the Chrysler driver.


DOVER, Del. – Delaware State Police say they are investigating after a serious crash sent a bicyclist to the hospital Thursday night.

We’re told that shortly before 9:30 p.m., a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser was traveling westbound on Forest Avenue (Route 8), east of Victory Chapel Road. A 59-year-old Hartly man was riding a bicycle westbound on Forest Avenue when he was struck by the PT Cruiser, subsequently being thrown to the pavement.

The bicyclist was taken to Kent General for treatment of serious injuries. Impairment on his behalf is unknown at this time.

The driver of the PT Cruiser, a 56-year-old Hartly woman, was not injured in the incident. Impairment on her behalf is not being considered as a factor in the crash.

This incident remains under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to contact Cpl. R. Bryant at 302-697-4454 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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