SMYRNA, Del. – A 76-year-old woman has died after police say she sustained serious injuries from a crash that involved two motorcycles in Delaware.
Delaware State Police say on August 12, just after 2:15 PM, a 45-year-old Townsend man was operating a 2012 Harley Davidson eastbound on Lighthouse Road attempting to make a left turn into the Boondocks Restaurant entrance/exit. Troopers say a 2005 Honda X13 (3-wheeled motorcycle) was following directly behind the Harley Davidson as its turn signal was on, the brakes were applied to stop and it was making the left turn.
Investigators say the driver of three-wheeled Honda motorcycle failed to see the Harley Davidson's turn signal in time and locked his front brakes up. According to the report, the Honda hit the back of the Harley Davidson which resulted in the operators and a passenger being thrown from the vehicles and the Honda overturning on its right side.
Law enforcement says the driver of the Harley Davidson motorcycle was not wearing a seatbelt and he was taken to the Bayhealth Kent General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. DSP reports that the 71-year-old male driver of the three-wheeled motorcycle was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The Townsend man was then taken to the Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
According to the report, 76-year-old Carolyn gamble, of Townsend, was wearing a helmet during the crash and she was taken to to the Christiana Hospital in serious condition. On Friday, Gamble died as a result of her injuries.
This crash remains under investigation by DSP Collision Reconstruction Unit.