Cyclist critically injured in Frankford crash

FRANKFORD — The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a serious crash involving a pedal cyclist that occurred Sunday.

Police spokesman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the incident occurred at 12:37 p.m. when a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling eastbound on Burbage Road (CR 353) just east of East Sherwood Drive. A pedal cyclist was driving a bright green bicycle eastbound on Burbage Road in the same general vicinity. For unknown reasons, the driver of the Cherokee failed to see the pedal cyclist in front of him, causing the right front bumper of the Cherokee to strike the rear of the bicycle. The impact caused the pedal cyclist to be ejected from the bicycle.

The pedal cyclist, a 57-year-old male from Frankford, was not wearing a helmet. He was transported to Christiana Hospital in critical condition.

The driver of the Cherokee, a 56-year-old male from Frankford, was properly restrained. He did not sustain injury and remained on scene.
The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction and no charges had been filed as of Sunday.

Burbage Road was closed for approximately 2.5 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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