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Update: Bicyclist critically injured in Route 1 crash

September 11, 2019

A 79-year-old Lewes man was critically injured Sept. 11 following a crash on Route 1 near the Lewes Bethany Blues.

The bicyclist was riding northbound at 12:31 p.m. in the bus/bike lane approaching the intersection with Kings Highway when he was struck by a 2017 Cadillac CTS driven by an 89-year-old Millsboro man, said Master Cpl. Juanita Huey-Smith.

The driver failed to see the bicyclist while changing lanes to make a turn onto Kings Highway, and he hit the bicyclist with the right side of his vehicle. The impact ejected the bicyclist, Huey-Smith said.

The bicyclist, who was wearing a helmet, was transported to Christiana Hospital in critical condition.

The driver was properly restrained and was not injured as a result of the crash.

Northbound Route 1 was reduced to a single travel lane for about 1.5 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Cpl. K. Argo of the Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-703-3264, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.