This time in Millsboro.
The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a serious crash involving a bicyclist that occurred west of Millsboro.
The incident occurred around 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, as a tractor-trailer operated by 65-year-old Chester Littleton, of Frankford, was traveling westbound on Laurel Road (Route 24) and approaching the intersection at Carey’s Camp Road. At the same time, 72-year-old Kenneth Tull, of Delmar, Maryland was riding a road bicycle southbound on Carey’s Camp Road approaching the intersection at Laurel Road. Laurel Road is a throughway and traffic on Carey’s Camp Road is controlled by a posted stop sign. The bicyclist failed to stop and yield and attempted to cross Laurel Road. The operator of the
The bicyclist failed to stop or yield and attempted to cross Laurel Road. The operator of the tractor-trailer activated his brakes and swerved left but could not avoid hitting the bicycle, from which Tull was thrown.
Tull, who was wearing a helmet, was airlifted from the scene by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit and transported to Christiana Medical Center where he is currently in critical condition. Littleton, who was wearing his seatbelt, was not injured in the collision. Impairment was not a factor in this collision.
Both Laurel Road and Carey’s Camp Road were closed in the area of the crash for two and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. If anyone witnessed this crash, they are asked to contact Corporal N. Demalto of the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-703-3267. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”