Motorcyclist injured in U.S. 13 crash near Middletown

U.S. 13 (DuPont Parkway) at Old State Road (Photo: Google maps)
U.S. 13 (DuPont Parkway) at Old State Road (Photo: Google maps)

MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE (10/17/2016) A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash on U.S. 13 east of Middletown on Sunday, the Delaware State Police said.

The crash on DuPont Parkway (U.S. 13) at Old State Road happened about 7 p.m.

Elmer P. McComas, 51, of New Castle, was driving a 2009 Harley Davidson FKC northbound when he was struck by a 2007 Ford Focus that pulled out from the stop sign at Old State Road, police said.

McComas was ejected from the bike, which continued north about a mile before it veered off the east side of the road and struck a ditch. The car stopped at the intersection.

McComas, who was wearing a helmet, was treated by New Castle County paramedics and taken by ambulance to Christiana Hospital in Stanton with injuries police said were not life-threatening.

The driver of the car, Nicholas G. Alexander, 32, of Smyrna, was not injured.

Police said he was cited for failing to remain stopped at a stop sign.

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