• 13YO Bicyclist Killed in Christiana

    by  • November 10, 2009 • Injuries and Fatalities • 1 Comment

    From the Wilmington News Journal


    13-year-old bicyclist killed in crash is ID’d

    The News Journal

    A 13-year-old bicyclist was killed Monday when he was struck by a minivan while crossing Del. 273 in Christiana, state police said.

    The victim was identified this afternoon as John B. Sullivan.

    The boy was riding across the road about 4:50 p.m. at the intersection near W. Main Street, near the entrance to Christiana Town Center, when he was struck by an eastbound 2002 Dodge Caravan.

    The driver of the Caravan was a 79-year-old Newark woman, identified as Ruth Fisher.

    She had a green light, said police spokesman Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh.

    Fisher was not injured, he said.

    A 2007 Toyota Yaris, driven by Rodney Kim, 27, of Wilmington, was stopped in the left turn lane of Del. 273, Whitmarsh said. After colliding with the van, Sullivan was thrown forward and struck the Toyota, he said.

    The boy was not wearing a helmet, Whitmarsh said.

    Delaware State Police are still investigating the crash.

    No charges have been filed.

    Traffic in the eastbound lanes of Del. 273 – the Christiana Bypass – was shut down for about two hours.

    View DE Bicycle Crashes and Incidents in a larger map


    One Response to 13YO Bicyclist Killed in Christiana

    1. terrince
      November 10, 2009 at 9:56 pm

      john was one of my best friends he was a great guy and i dont really care if that women is ok or not he is 13 she is sevnty frickin nine it was her time nine years ago but about john he was sofunny and nice and giving if u knew him you would love him like i do he was like a brother to me well bye i guess and dont say anything ignorant cause i will track u down and throw a pie in ur eye

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *