Eastbound US Rt. 40 (Pulaski Highway) at Frenchtown Woods Drive, Glasgow, DE
Date and Time:
Monday, June 18, 2012 at 9:27 a.m.
Operators and Vehicles:
Operator #1: Robert B. Snead, 54, Bear, DE
Vehicle #1: 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle
Operator #2: John J. Lucatamo, 46, North East, MD
Vehicle #2: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado
Glasgow- The Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a serious motor vehicle crash in which a Maryland man was critically injured this morning.
The incident occurred as Robert Snead was operating a 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle and was traveling in the right hand lane of eastbound US Rt. 40 approaching Frenchtown Woods Drive in Glasgow. As Snead attempted to make a left hand lane change, he failed to see that a 2004 Chevrolet 2500 pick up truck, which was being operated by John Lucatamo, was slowing in front of him in the left hand lane. Snead, who was not wearing a helmet, applied his brakes; however, he struck the rear of the truck which knocked him to the ground causing him to strike his head on the pavement.
Robert Snead was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where he was admitted in critical condition. John Lucatamo was not injured.
Eastbound US Rt. 40 was closed to traffic for approximately 2.5 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.
The investigation by the Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit is continuing.