Two seriously injured
The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a serious motor vehicle crash that occurred Friday afternoon in Selbyville.
Thus far, police have determined that the crash occurred at approximately 1:05 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, as 81-year-old Norma J. Parks, of Bishopville, Maryland, who was operating a 2016 Ford Expedition, was travelling eastbound out of the Goose Creek Convenience Store parking lot, located at 9 South DuPont Boulevard (Route 113). Parks was intending on crossing the southbound lanes of the highway and entering into the median crossover for Church Street.
As she exited the parking lot and entered the roadway, she drove directly into the path of a southbound, 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle being operated by a 44-year-old Newark man. The motorcycle, which also had a passenger, a 58-year-old Newark woman, struck the left front of the Ford, causing both occupants to be ejected. They then tumbled several times before coming to rest in the grass median. Parks was able to bring her vehicle to a controlled stop at the scene.
The operator of the Harley Davidson was treated at the scene by Sussex County Paramedics before being flown by Delaware State Police Aviation to Christiana Hospital, where he was admitted with serious injuries. It is believed that he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, although it was not one approved by the Department of Transportation.
The motorcycle passenger was also treated at the scene by Sussex County Paramedics before being flown by LifeNet helicopter to Christiana Hospital, where she was admitted with serious injuries. It is believed that she was also wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Parks, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, was not injured.
Neither alcohol use nor speed are being considered as factors in this crash, which remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police. Charges are expected to be filed.
The southbound lanes of DuPont Boulevard were closed and travel was restricted northbound for approximately three hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.