Police investigating crash involving teen bicyclists in Dewey Beach
DEWEY BEACH, Del. – Delaware State Police are investigating a crash between a vehicle and two juveniles on bicycles in Dewey Beach.
We’re told the accident took place at around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, on Coastal Highway southbound in the area of St. Louis Street. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the bicyclists were trying to cross the highway when they traveled into the path of a Ford Explorer, which was unable to avoid hitting the bicyclists.
The 13-year-old female bicyclist from Wilmington was reportedly not wearing a helmet and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The 14-year-old female bicyclist from Hockessin was also reportedly not wearing a helmet and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The 70-year-old driver of the Ford Explorer was not injured.
Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact Sgt. Nick DeMalto at 302-703-3269.