72-Year-Old Man Hurt in Sussex County Motorcycle Crash - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

72-Year-Old Man Hurt in Sussex County Motorcycle Crash

Posted: Updated:

BRIDGEVILLE, Del. - A 72-year-old man is in the hospital in serious condition after being involved in a motorcycle accident in Sussex County.

According to the Delaware State Police, around 10:20 a.m. on Saturday, the man was driving a 2015 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle eastbound on Newton Road in Bridgeville. He was driving on a slight right curve just east of Adams Road. at the same time, a 2012 Cadillacc CTS was driving westbound on Newton Road approaching the same curve to the left. For reasons unknown at this time, the motorcycle crossed the center line of the road and hit the left side of the Cadilla, causing the motorcycle and its driver to slide on the left lane and come to a stop in the westbound lane. The Cadillac then stopped on the westbound shoulder east of Adams Road.

Police say the 72-year-old motorcyclist was wearing a helmet and airlifted to Christiana Medical Center. He is currently in serious but stable condition. Police say the driver of the Cadillac was an adult male, and he and his adult male passenger were wearing seat belts and not hurt in the collision.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Police say alcohol does not appear to be involved in this case for either driver. 

Newton Road between Adams Road and US13 was closed for approximately three and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Man Pleads Guilty in 2017 Laurel Murder

    Man Pleads Guilty in 2017 Laurel Murder

    Feb 23, 2018 2:53 PM2018-02-23 19:53:00 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 3:42 PM EST2018-02-23 20:42:59 GMT
    Stephon JacksonStephon Jackson
    Stephon JacksonStephon Jackson
    A 19-year-old Laurel man faces up to 105 years in prison after pleading guilty to a 2017 shooting that left an 18-year-old man dead.More
    A 19-year-old Laurel man faces up to 105 years in prison after pleading guilty to a 2017 shooting that left an 18-year-old man dead.More
  • No Home Confinement for Former Delaware Prison Guard

    No Home Confinement for Former Delaware Prison Guard

    Feb 23, 2018 5:07 PM2018-02-23 22:07:00 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 5:07 PM EST2018-02-23 22:07:14 GMT
    A federal judge says he has no authority to allow home confinement for a former Delaware prison guard sentenced to three years for smuggling drugs and cellphones to inmates.More
    A federal judge says he has no authority to allow home confinement for a former Delaware prison guard sentenced to three years for smuggling drugs and cellphones to inmates.More
  • Local Fans React to Cape-Smyrna "Basketbrawl"

    Local Fans React to Cape-Smyrna "Basketbrawl"

    Feb 23, 2018 10:21 PM2018-02-24 03:21:00 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 10:22 PM EST2018-02-24 03:22:26 GMT
    DOVER, Del.- After a fight broke out at a high school basketball game on Thursday night, local fans were shocked that violence ensued during a playoff match-up. The fight broke out before the conference game between Cape Henlopen and Smyrna finished at MiMore
    After a fight broke out at a high school basketball game on Thursday night, local fans were shocked that violence ensued during a playoff match-up. More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices