• Injuries and Fatalities

    Articles about specific pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and fatalities.

    For articles about safety, please refer to the Safety section of the Archive.

    Patel Will Serve 18 Months in Prison for Killing Cyclist Near Newark

    by  • November 23, 2015 • Injuries and Fatalities, Legal and Enforcement • 65 Comments

    In a Delaware Superior Court sentencing hearing on Friday at the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington, a judge directed that motorist Rahul Patel be imprisoned for 18 months without possibility of parole for killing cyclist Eloy Sandoval. Patel, 21, was driving under the influence of both alcohol and drugs on July 26, 2014 on his...

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    Why are Delaware roads so deadly for pedestrians? (video)

    by  • November 21, 2015 • Injuries and Fatalities, Land Use, Media, Safety, Traffic Control, Transit • 10 Comments

    WHYY talks with the Delaware State Police, the Office of Highway Safety, DelDOT and Bike Delaware about why Delaware is America’s deadliest state for pedestrians. RELATED: • Why are Delaware roads so deadly for pedestrians? (WHYY) • Stupidity Is the Reason that Delaware Pedestrians Die So Frequently. But It’s Not the Stupidity You Think....

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    To Judge Rocanelli

    by  • November 15, 2015 • Injuries and Fatalities, Legal and Enforcement • 4 Comments

    Today is the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. On this day especially, the tragic death of my son Phillip last year in Hockessin reminds me of the vulnerability of cyclists when motorists drive recklessly. As with other vulnerable members of society, cyclists therefore depend on the protection of the police and...

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    Remembering Phillip Bishop

    by  • September 12, 2015 • Cool People, Injuries and Fatalities • 5 Comments

    By Sophia, Lili and Michael Bishop One year ago our brother Phillip Bishop was struck and killed by a motorist while cycling home from work. He was wearing all the recommended safety gear including a helmet, reflectors and lights, and was cycling lawfully and following the rules of the road. Losing Phillip has created...

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    Hockessin Cyclist Killed Less Than a Mile From Home

    by  • September 15, 2014 • Injuries and Fatalities • 3 Comments

    Update (9/16/14): “DuPont manager charged in Hockessin hit-and-run“ Update (9/16/14): “Chief says arrest near in Hockessin hit-run death“ by Chris Barrish Published in The News Journal September 14, 2014 The clock was ticking toward midnight Friday when Johanna Bishop of Hockessin began worrying for her son Phillip’s safety. The 27-year-old supervisor at PureBread deli...

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    Deadly Weekend: One Pedestrian and One Cyclist Are Dead, Another Pedestrian Is Critically Injured

    by  • July 28, 2014 • Injuries and Fatalities, Safety • 2 Comments

    Three crashes over the weekend left one pedestrian and one cyclist dead and another pedestrian critically injured. Joanne “Jo-Jo” Johnson, 67, a long-time employee at the News Journal, was struck by a minivan and killed Friday afternoon west of New Castle as she tried to cross Dupont Highway (US 13) just north of  the...

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    (CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER) Remember the Fallen in Wednesday’s Ride of Silence

    by  • May 19, 2014 • Events, Injuries and Fatalities, No Digest • 0 Comments

    On Wednesday evening, May 21, bicyclists around the world will ride in silence, in memory of those cyclists who have been injured or killed on roadways.  Three rides are scheduled in Delaware: Wilmington (White Clay Bicycle Club) Newark (White Clay Bicycle Club) Lewes-Rehoboth Beach (Sussex Cyclists ) As stated at the Ride of Silence...

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    In memory of bicyclists…

    by  • July 3, 2013 • Injuries and Fatalities • 0 Comments

    Three days short of a year after Bob Wheeler died tragically, after being hit by a car while out on a recreational ride, a new area in the Smyrna Memorial Garden was dedicated.  On June 25, six WCBC/Bike DE members, Amy Wilburn (chair of the Delaware Bicycle Council), and Anthony Aglio and Jim Westhoff...

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