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Bicyclist cited after Savannah Road crash June 15

June 16, 2019

A 61-year-old Newark woman was cited after police say she swerved into traffic June 15 in Lewes and struck a car before falling to the ground.

The woman was not wearing a helmet as she rode at 11:45 a.m. in the 300 block of East Savannah Road, said Lewes Police Chief Tom Spell.

As she rode west on the roadway, Spell said, the woman swerved into traffic and struck the front passenger quarter panel of a car also going westbound and driven by a 57-year-old woman from Garnet Valley, Pa.

After the impact, he said, the bicyclist fell to the ground and struck her head on the roadway. She was taken to Beebe Healthcare in stable condition and later flown to Christiana Hospital where she was treated and released for a Diffuse Axonal head and brain injury, Spell said.

The bicyclist was charged with making an improper left turn and for failing to utilize hand and arm signals.