Wilmington, DE (July 13, 2022) — According to sources, Delaware State Police are currently conducting an investigation into a fatal motorcycle collision that occurred on Tuesday night, July 12th. It happened on Newport Gap Pike (Route 41) in the Wilmington area.
Official reports state that at about 9:17 p.m., a black 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle was moving southbound on Newport Gap Pike (Rt 41). At the same time, a white 2014 Ford F-250 was going northbound and approaching the driveway of a private residence.
In an attempt to enter the driveway, the Ford turned left and entered the path of the Harley. The operator of the motorcycle applied brakes but ended up striking the right-side rear of the Ford.
Upon impact, the Harley traveled out of control into the northbound lane. A white 2015 Subaru Outback that was traveling northbound behind the Ford, also struck the motorcycle causing it to become lodged underneath it.
The driver of the Harley, a 30-year-old-male of Cochranville, PA, was ejected from his bike and pronounced dead at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification of next of kin.
The driver of the Ford, a 58-year-old Wilmington man, was cited for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Both the operator of the Ford and the Subaru were uninjured following the collision.
Newport Gap Pike remained closed in both directions between Loveville Road and Millcreek Road for about four hours, while the crash was being investigated.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time. Our thoughts are with all those involved in this crash.
Motorcycle Accidents in Delaware
Regardless of your final destination, driving a motorcycle can be both more enjoyable and even cheaper than driving a car. However, with this convenience is also an increased risk of serious injuries if an accident is to occur. Motorcycle accidents, as one can imagine, tend to be much more serious than car accidents.
Whether a motorcycle driver is going to work, running errands, or on a road trip, the goal is always to get from Point A to Point B without incident. However, we see numerous motorcycle riders injured and killed every year in Wilmington and the surrounding areas.
There are a lot of different reasons why these accidents occur. The most common causes are other drivers who are speeding, driving while intoxicated, or otherwise behaving irresponsibly on the road. If you have found yourself or a loved one in a motorcycle accident, do not face insurance companies and medical debt by yourself, contact an experienced Wilmington motorcycle accident attorney today.
Our experienced team at Murphy & Landon realizes how difficult it can be to think of the future and make personal decisions after a car crash. Allow us to put our extensive experience with automobile accidents to good use in your legal battle. We don’t mind competing with other insurance companies and can be tough negotiators. We’ll do everything we can to get you the best settlement possible.
Our attorneys will review all aspects of your case during your call and help you get compensation for your injuries. If you’re interested in finding out what legal options you may have, please contact our team through our website or call (302) 472-8100.
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