Public Safety

Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Collision with Scooter on Coastal Hwy

State police say a female bicyclist was seriously injured during a collision with a scooter last night on Coastal Highway near the Rehoboth Kmart.

Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Collision with Scooter on Coastal Hwy
A female bicyclist was seriously injured when a man riding a motor scooter collided with her on Coastal Highway near the Kmart outside Rehoboth last night.

Sgt. Paul G. Shavack, state police spokesman, says preliminary information indicates that around 10 p.m., a scooter operated by a 32-year-old male, collided with a bicycle operated by a 21-year-old female.  The collision happened in the northbound bike/bus lane.

The bicyclist, Sgt. Shavack says, was taken to Beebe Hospital by ambulance and admitted in serious condition. The male refused treatment at the scene.

Troopers continue to investigate this incident. No charges have been filed at this time pending the conclusion of the investigation.

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Alan Henney

Written by Alan Henney

Alan Henney is a lifelong Rehoboth Beach seasonal visitor although born and raised in Washington, D.C. He worked several years in D.C. TV news and has been writing the “Rehoboth Weekend Update” for more than 15 years. He earned a BA in journalism with honors and an MBA in computer info systems, both from George Washington Univ. He is also a diehard radio geek. If you have a news story or question, please e-mail him at alan@henney.com