UPDATE: DSP continuing to investigate serious crash involving cyclist in Lewes
LEWES, Del. – Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate a serious crash involving a pedal cyclist that happened Wednesday afternoon.
According to police, at around 12:30 p.m., an 89-year-old Millsboro man was driving a Cadillac CTS northbound in the right lane of Coastal Highway, approaching the intersection with King’s Highway. A 79-year-old Lewes man, who was a pedal cyclist, was traveling northbound in the bus/bike lane in the same area as the Cadillac. The driver of the Cadillac failed to see the cyclist, and when changing lanes to make a right turn onto Kings Highway hit the bicycle.
The pedal cyclist was ejected from the bike as a result of the crash. Police say he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and was taken to Christiana Hospital in critical condition.
The driver of the Cadillac was not injured in the crash.
The investigation is ongoing, and police are asking anyone who may have information on the crash to contact Cpl. K. Argo at 302-703-3264 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.