Ocean View man injured on bicycle

 

OCEAN VIEW — A 76-year-old Ocean View man on a bicycle was injured Saturday after being hit by a car .

Police said the man was riding his bicycle at 10:04 a.m. in the eastbound bike lane of Atlantic Avenue (SR26) approaching Central Avenue in Ocean View.

At that time, a 2018 Subaru Forester was in the left turn lane of westbound Atlantic Avenue waiting to turn into a parking lot. A pickup truck in the eastbound lane of Atlantic Avenue stopped to let the Forester make a left turn into the parking lot. The Forester began turning and failed to yield the right-of-way to the bicyclist, causing a collision between the bicyclist’s front tire and the Forester’s front right bumper, police said.

The Forester came to a stop upon impact with the bicycle. The driver of the Forester did not sustain any injuries. The bicyclist sustained life-threatening injuries and was flown by Delaware State Police helicopter to Christiana Hospital. The bicyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

Atlantic Avenue from Old School Lane to Woodland Avenue was shut down for approximately three hours.

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