Location: Lighthouse Road (State Route 54) at Hudson Road, Selbyville, DE
Date of Occurrence: Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 11:54 a.m.
Vehicles and Occupants:
Operator 1: Kim V. Tran, 22, of Selbyville, DE (properly restrained, not injured)
Vehicle 1: 2006 Acura TSX
Operator 2: John C. Scott, 69, of Salisbury, MD (deceased)
Vehicle 2: 1999 Moto Guzzi V11 EV
Selbyville- A crash this morning claimed the life of a Salisbury, MD motorcyclist.
The crash occurred 11:54 a.m. as Kim V. Tran, 22, of Selbyville, traveled east on Lighthouse Road (State Route 54). At the intersection with Hudson Road, Tran stopped her vehicle, waiting to make a left turn. When a westbound vehicle on Lighthouse Road approached the intersection and began to make a left turn, Tran began to turn left.
As both vehicles turned left from opposite sides of the intersection, a 1999 Moto Guzzi V11 EV motorcycle entered the intersection from behind the westbound turning vehicle. As the motorcycle approached the turning Acura, it fell to its side. The motorcycle struck the passenger side of the Acura, while the motorcycle's rider, John C. Scott, 69, became trapped under the Acura.
Scott was flown from the scene to Peninsula Regional Medical Center by Delaware State Police helicopter, but was pronounced dead during the flight. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Tran, who was properly restrained, was not injured.
No charges have been filed. Speeding and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the incident. The roadway was closed for approximately four hours as Troopers investigated and cleared the crash.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing its investigation into this incident, and asking anyone who witnessed it to call Cpl/3 Burns at (302) 644-5020, extension 112.