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A bike rider in Lewes not only got a head injury, but a ticket too.

The following Press Release was issued by the Lewes Police Department in reference to a motor vehicle verse bicycle accident that occurred on Saturday, June 15th at approximately 1145am in the 300 block of E. Savannah Road.

"On the above date and time, a bicycle, being operated by a 61 year old female from the Newark, Delaware area, was traveling west on E. Savannah Road in the bike lane when she suddenly made a movement to the left exiting the bike lane and into the lane of traffic.  As she made this movement, a vehicle, being operated by a 57 year old female from Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, was traveling the same direction and was next to the bicyclist.  The sudden movement caused the cyclist to strike the front passenger side quarter panel of the vehicle which ejected the female from the bike causing her to fall to the ground and strike her head on the roadway. The cyclist was not wearing a bike helmet.

Troopers from the Delaware State Police as well as EMS and Lewes Fire Department responded to assist.  The bicyclist was transported to Beebe Hospital where she was treated and stabilized and then subsequently flown by helicopter to the Christiana Hospital for further treatment for a Diffuse Axonal head and brain injury. At the time of this press release, she has been discharged from the hospital with follow-up care recommendations.

The cyclist was charged with making an improper left turn, a violation of Delaware Title 21, section 4198b and for failing to utilize hand and arm signals, a violation of Delaware Title 21, section 4198A."

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