Motorcyclist critically injured in crash with pickup on U.S. 9

UPDATED STORY: Maryland motorcyclist dies after U.S. 9 crash in Delaware

GEORGETOWN, DELAWARE (5/19/2015) A motorcyclist was critically injured and a pickup truck driver suffered minor injuries when their vehicles collided this morning on U.S. 9 (County Seat Highway) southwest of Georgetown, Delaware State Police said.

The crash was reported at 7:43 a.m. at the Asbury Road western intersection.

The motorcyclist, Eduardo Adrian Giorgi, 47, of Salisbury, Maryland, was initially taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford before being transferred to Christiana Hospital in Stanton.

The truck driver, Joseph M. Rose, 33, of Georgetown,  was taken to Nanticoke, treated and released. Police said he wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

Police said Giorgi was eastbound on U.S. 9 on a 2005 Kawasaki R650 motorcycle, riding on the shoulder to pass a number of vehicles that were stopped while one was making a left turn onto Asbury Road.

Rose was westbound on U.S. 9, attempting a left turn to go south on Asbury Road when the front bumper of his 2011 Toyota Tundra pickup struck the motorcycle on the left side.

Giorgi was ejected into the grass on the southeast corner of the intersection, police said. The truck came to a controlled stop.

Police said Giorgi was wearing an approved helmet.

The accident is still under investigation.

U.S. 9 was closed between Concord and Tyndall roads for about two hours.

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