Dover, DE (December 14, 2022) – A 36-year-old bicyclist was killed in a crash that took place in Dover on Tuesday evening, December 13th. The accident happened around 6:45 p.m. at the intersection of South DuPont Highway and Webbs Lane.
According to a report from the Delaware State Police, a 22-year-old man from Maryland was operating a vehicle on South DuPont Highway when he failed to stop for a red light. The man proceeded through an intersection and struck a 36-year-old bicyclist who was riding in the middle lane. The driver of the car then pulled into the left land and struck another cyclist, a 37-year-old man.
The 37-year-old man suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at a local hospital. The 36-year-old sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. Neither of the bicyclists was identified. The driver of the car was not hurt.
Police are still investigating at this time. There is no word on any charges. No additional information is available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to those who were affected by this deadly bicycle crash in Dover.
Delaware Bicycle Accidents
Each year in Delaware, there are a number of bicycle accidents that take place. While certainly other types of crashes are more common, a bicycle crash has the potential to be extremely destructive and deadly. This is because riders are completely exposed with no protection from the impact of the collision. To make matters worse, bicyclists are often not at fault for the accidents in which they are involved, and they take place very suddenly and unexpectedly. All of this can add up to tragedy when a bicycle accident occurs.
In a bicycle accident case, many questions must be asked and answered before moving forward. A large number of bicycle crashes occur on crowded roadways and involve vehicles. This means that driver negligence sometimes plays a role in the crash. In this instance, accident victims and their families may have certain valuable legal rights following the crash. This includes the right to recover compensation for their injuries or damages due to the tragic loss of a loved one. Before attempting to handle a complicated legal issue such as this, it is always best to first speak with a knowledgeable Delaware bicycle accident attorney.
Here at Murphy & Landon, we focus our practice on helping injured victims and those who have been affected during their time of need. Our team of lawyers brings many years of experience handling some of the most difficult and complicated accident cases. We will not back down from a challenge, and we will fight to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Our firm is standing by and ready to take your call now. We always provide free consultations and case evaluations for all potential clients. Do not delay in enforcing your legal rights. We will provide the help and legal support that you need during this difficult time. To schedule your appointment to speak with a bicycle accident attorney in Dover, you can contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (302) 472-8100.
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