Rehoboth Beach man dies from motorcycle crash injuries

September 27, 2023

A Rehoboth Beach man, 81, died Sept. 19 from injuries he sustained in a Sept. 2 motorcycle crash on Route 1, police said.

Richard Bland was riding a 2010 Honda Cruiser at 5:42 p.m. in the left northbound lane of Coastal Highway just north of Camelot Drive, police said, when for unknown reasons he failed to stop and struck the rear of a black 2018 Jeep Cherokee that was stopped in the left lane. As a result of the impact, police said, Bland was partially ejected and came to rest in the middle of the left lane.

Bland was taken by ambulance to an area hospital, where he was admitted for critical injuries. On Sept. 19, police said, he died from injuries sustained in the crash. The operator of the Jeep, a 55-year-old man from Randolph, N.J., was not injured.

Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident and asks anyone who witnessed it to contact Master Cpl. K. Argo at 302-703-3264, send a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contact Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

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