Motorcyclist in serious condition following Long Neck crash

February 2, 2018

A motorcyclist is in serious condition following a crash Feb. 1 at the intersection of John J. Williams Highway and Long Neck Road.

The crash happened at 9:04 p.m. when a Honda motorcycle driven by a 43-year-old Snow Hill, Md. man was traveling westbound on John J. Williams Highway approaching the intersection at Long Neck Road, said Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe of the Delaware State Police. A 2006 Isuzu sweeper truck was traveling eastbound approaching the same intersection when the motorcycle driver attempted to turn left, directly in the path of the Isuzu, Jaffe said.

The vehicles crashed in the eastbound lane, and the Honda was redirected eastbound and pushed by the Isuzu for a short distance before coming to a rest, Jaffe said. The operator of the Honda was ejected from the motorcycle and came to rest next to the Isuzu, she said. The operator of the Honda was removed from the scene by Emergency Medical Services and transported to Beebe Healthcare where he was later transferred to Christiana Hospital in serious condition. He was wearing a helmet during the time of this crash, Jaffe said.

The operator of the Isuzu, a 42-year old man of Salisbury, Md., was properly restrained and not injured as a result of this crash, Jaffe said. John J. Williams Highway at the intersection of Long Neck Road was closed for about two hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.