Serious Bicycle Crash in Rehoboth Beach


Rehoboth Beach, De. (DELMARVA NEWS NOW) — Delaware State Police say a bicyclist in in serious condition following a Sunday evening crash on Coastal Highway in Rehoboth.

Troopers say the incident happened around 8:15 pm. when a 2002 Chevy Tahoe attempting to pull out of a Royal Farms parking lot into the southbound lanes of Coastal Highway struck a bicycle traveling northbound in the southbound lanes. The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet and was ejected. She was taken to Beebe Medical Center and later airlifted to Christiana Hospital for treatment of head trauma.

The 48-year-old driver of the Tahoe was properly restrained and was not injured. Impairment does not appear to be a factor.

It is illegal to operate a bicycle against the flow of traffic.