• Bicyclist Killed in Elsmere

    by  • May 13, 2008 • Injuries and Fatalities • 0 Comments

    A pedestrian killed this morning and a cyclist this evening.

    I’m hoping that we can get a ghost bike memorial out there tomorrow evening.

    May 13, 2008

    Fatal accident shuts Del. 2 WB in Elsmere

    The News Journal

    ELSMERE — Police are on the scene of a fatal accident that has shut the westbound lanes of Del. 2 in Elsmere.

    A bicyclist was killed after he was hit by a vehicle on the elevated portion of highway over railroad tracks, west of Prospect Road.

    The accident happened around 4:45 p.m. in the westbound lanes.

    The man, believed to be in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene, said New Castle County Paramedics Sgt. Kelli Starr-Leach.

    Elsmere Police Chief Liam Sullivan said all cars involved in the accident were present at the scene and that New Castle County police were assisting with the investigation.

    A mangled bike lay near a body covered in a white sheet as eastbound traffic was shut down. The fatal accident was the second of the day in New Castle County.

    “I work at a nearby hospital. I was going over to give CPR, but it was too late,” said Kim Burgos, 38, who was heading home from work with her husband.

    “I was walking across the bridge. I heard a loud screeching sounds and I turned around and the cars hit him. It was gruesome,” said David Rawley, who lives in Elsmere.


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