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Friday, August 31, 2012

Troopers Investigate Crash Involving Three Bicyclists, Georgetown

Location: Zoar Road, ½ mile west of Governor Stockley Road, Georgetown, DE

Date of Occurrence: Thursday August 30, 2012 at approximately 3:51 p.m.

Operator and Vehicle Information:

Operator #1: Alfred J. Wyatt, 47, Ellendale, DE
Vehicle #1: 1992 Chrysler Fifth Avenue

Bicyclist #1: 12 year old male from Georgetown, DE
Bicyclist #2: 14 year old male from Georgetown, DE
Bicyclist #3: 15 year old male from Georgetown, DE

Georgetown, DE- The Delaware State Police are investigating a crash that occurred yesterday afternoon sending two bicyclists to the hospital.

The incident occurred at approximately 3:51 p.m. yesterday afternoon as Alfred J. Wyatt was operating a 1992 Chrysler Fifth Avenue eastbound on Zoar Road approaching the railroad tracks west of Stockley Road. Three juveniles on bicycles were traveling eastbound on Zoar Road just in front of the Chrysler. As Wyatt was attempting to pass the bicyclists on the left, the three began to cross the road in front of the car. Wyatt attempted to brake and swerve more to the left in an attempt to avoid the bikes, but struck two of the three bicycles with the front passenger’s side of the Fifth Avenue.

The 14 and 15 year old males were removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The 12 year old was not injured in the crash and was able to avoid being struck. All three juveniles were not wearing helmets.

Wyatt was not injured in the crash but was cited for Driving While Suspended, Failure to Have Insurance in Possession, and Failure to Change Address.

The investigation into the crash is continuing.

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