UPDATED: Early Morning Motorcycle Crash Leaves 2 in Critical Condition

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UPDATED – 11am – A serious crash at the entrance to Mallard Lakes west of Fenwick Island just before 2:30 Friday morning is under investigation by Delaware State Police.  Police say an Uber driver in a Volkswagen was taking two passengers to Mallard Lakes from Ocean City but used Smitty McGee’s across from the development entrance as a landmark.  The driver pulled into the left turn lane when the passenger told him to turn right into Mallard Lakes.  As the driver moved to turn right – he struck a motorcycle driven by a 47 year old man from Rehoboth Beach and a 42 year old female passenger – both were ejected – neither wore a helmet.  The motorcycle driver was taken to Christiana Hospital – his passenger was taken to PRMC in Salisbury with serious non-life threatening injuries.  The VW driver was treated for minor injuries – his passengers were not injured.

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UPDATED – 8:45am – Route 54 reopened to traffic

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Two persons suffered critical injuries after their motorcycle collided with a Volkswagen on Lighthouse Road near Mallard Lakes Road west of Fenwick around 2:25 a.m.

Both patients were unresponsive with head injuries after they were thrown from the motorcycle.  Medevac helicopters were unavailable because of weather.  So both patients were taken by ground to trauma centers.

As of 3 a.m., the state police crash team is headed to the scene to conduct an investigation, so check road conditions before traveling through this area.