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UPDATE: Ocean View Bicyclist Died After Crash

Posted: May 26, 2018 4:53 PM Updated:

OCEAN VIEW, Del.- A 76-year-old Ocean View man has died after suffering life-threatening injuries after a being hit by a car Memorial Day weekend.

According to the Ocean View Police Department, the Alfred L. Yergey III was riding his bike through town shortly after 10 a.m. Yergey was in the eastbound bike lane of Route 26, reached Central Avenue, when a 2018 Subaru Forester, driven by 65-year-old Jodi Silverman Bartow of Bethesda, Md., was in the left turn lane of westbound Atlantic Avenue. Police say the Forester was waiting to turn into a parking lot.

 

Police say traffic was heavy due to Memorial Day Weekend, and a pickup truck in the eastbound lane of Route 26 stopped to let the Forester make their left turn into the lot. At that time, the Forester began to turn but did not yield to Yergey, and hit the bike's front tire with their front right bumper.

Despite wearing a helmet, Yergey suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit and was airlifted to Christiana Hospital. The driver stayed on scene and was not hurt during the crash. Police are still investigating the crash, but says they don't believe alcohol or speed was involved by either the driver or Yergey. Neither party has been identified yet and no charges have been filed at this time.

Police shut down Route 26 from Old School Lane to Woodland Avenue for approximately three hours due to the crash. The Ocean View Police Department is urging both drivers and bikers to use extreme caution this weekend on the roadway, as traffic is quite heavy. 

Police are continuing to investigate the collision. No charges have been filed against Bartow at this time.

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