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Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Crash After Police Chase

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SEAFORD, Del. (WBOC/AP)- Authorities say a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash after Laurel police ended a pursuit.

Delaware State Police say a Laurel officer began the pursuit at around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, when the motorcycle was clocked speeding in a 55 mph zone on northbound U.S. Route 13.

State police Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said the officer pursued the bike as it weaved in and out of traffic before calling off the pursuit.

A short time later, Fournier said the motorcyclist, 30-year-old Shawn Hopkins of Laurel, was not able to negotiate a curve on Bethel Concord Road near Seaford and went off the road.

Fournier said the motorcycle landed about 80 feet into a yard before rolling to a stop while Hopkins, who was wearing a helmet, landed next to his bike.

Hopkins was initially transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital before being airlifted to Christiana Medical Center with serious injuries.

The road was closed for about two hours while troopers investigated the scene.

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