Girl with Bike Critically Injured on Coastal Highway in Dewey Beach

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Updated story, news release from Delaware State Police: Delaware State Police continue to investigate a collision between a vehicle and two juveniles on bicycles that occurred Tuesday night in Dewey Beach. On July 6, 2021, at approximately 9:43 p.m., Delaware State Police responded to Coastal Highway southbound in the area of St. Louis Street for…

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Bicycle Safety Checkpoints Return to Coastal Hwy This Week

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The first bicycle safety checkpoint for 2021 is scheduled for Thursday, June 24, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Nike Outlet and Royal Farms along either side of Coastal Highway outside of Rehoboth. Just look for the canopy. The Sussex Cyclists and DelDOT personnel will be available to assist bicyclists with local biking info,…

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Concerns raised over bicycle safety in Sussex County

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With an increasing amount of Delawareans hitting the bike trails across Sussex County, comes an increasing concern over safety following a number of incidents this summer where bicyclists have been hit by vehicles. Days after a bicyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a vehicle near Frankford, James Wilson, Executive Director of Bike Delaware,…

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FREE Bike Lights, Helmets, Safety Tips at Bike Safety Checkpoints

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The 2019 resort bicycle safety checkpoints begin this Thursday at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior at 20276 Bay Vista Rd outside Rehoboth.  The checkpoints offer a good opportunity to meet fellow bicyclists, get minor adjustments made to bikes and receive FREE lights, helmets and safety info. DelDOT provides these safety tips for bicyclists: Protect…

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Delaware Troopers Stress Importance of Bicyclist Safety on Roadways

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As we approach the summer months, Delaware State Police are reminding the community of the importance of bicyclist safety as it partners with the DelDOT Bicycle Program to offer complimentary lighting to bicycles. Troopers say they are urging bicyclists and drivers to obey the rules of the road, and that bicyclists are expected to observe…

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Bicyclist Dies Following Dover Crash

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Delaware State Police say that 59-year-old Richard Duffy of Hartly, the operator of a bicycle has died following a crash earlier this month in Dover. Trooper say their investigation determined a 56-year-old Hartly woman operating a Chrysler PT Cruiser was traveling westbound on Forest Ave (Route 8) east of Victory Chapel Road. Meanwhile, Duffy was…

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Greenwood Bicycle Rider Dies after Crash Near Seaford

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A bicycle rider traveling in the northbound shoulder of Sussex Highway near Seaford was struck by a pickup truck just before 10 last night.  Delaware State Police continue to investigate, but say the bicycle rider, a 56 year old man from Greenwood, was thrown from the bike and landed on the shoulder of the road.…

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Bicycle Injuries Appear to Be Down Compared with This Time Last Year

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A 24-year-old female foreign exchange student was struck by a Subaru Forester while riding this DelDOT bicycle on Coastal Highway at Holland Glade Road around 5:45 p.m. last Tuesday. She was reportedly struck in the intersection as the Subaru made a low-speed turn. She was taken to Beebe Hospital with a cut to the head.…

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Child Bicyclist Injured in Georgetown Crash

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Georgetown Police were called Wednesday evening for a collision involving a young child on a bicycle.  Police found the inured child had been struck by a vehicle in the area of East North Street near North Railroad Avenue just before 6:30.  Police learned that the child rode their bike into the road from a private…

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Bicyclists Get Free Lights, Helmets at 2018 Safety Checkpoints

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Serious accidents involving bicycles at the Delaware shore are down this summer and officials would like to keep it that way. The DelDOT Bicycle Program, Delaware Bicycle Council and the Sussex Cyclists have teamed up to help bicyclists with minor repairs and get them helmets and lights. The checkpoints will take place at these locations.…

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UPDATED: DSP Identify Suspect In Deadly Crash on Fisher Road

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UPDATED – 6/25 – 1pm – Delaware State Police have released the name of the man involved in a deadly crash Saturday on Fisher Road south of Milton between a state trooper and bicycle.  Police were trying to stop a man on a bicycle who fit the description of a burglary suspect in the area…

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UPDATED: Ocean View Bicycle Rider Struck on Rt 26 Dies From Injuries

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UPDATED – 5/28 – Ocean View Police say the man involved in a bicycle crash on Saturday morning has died from his injuries.  Police say 76 year old Alfred Yergey of Ocean View was riding his bicycle on Route 26 when he was struck by a vehicle making a left turn into a parking lot. …

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UPDATED: MSP Arrest Suspect in Fatal Berlin Hit & Run

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UPDATED – 5-10   3:30PM – Maryland State Police have arrested 59 year old Jonathan Kidder of Berlin in connection with a hit and run crash that left a man dead.  Police say Kidder turned himself in Thursday morning.  He is charged with negligent automotive homicide under the influence of alcohol and other offenses.  Just…

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