The 68-year-old motorcyclist involved in a crash with a DART bus on Friday has succumbed to his injuries.
The operator of the motorcycle, who has been identified as James L. Barron, of Delmar, was removed from the scene of the crash by Delaware State Police helicopter and flown to Christiana Hospital, where he was admitted in critical condition. He died as a result of his injuries on the morning of Monday, August 7.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Alcohol and drug impairment on behalf of either operator are not factors in this case. Additional charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.
Delaware State Police are investigating an accident involving a DART bus that occurred Friday evening in Georgetown.
The initial investigation determined that the crash occurred around 7:30 p.m.on Friday, August 4, as 51-year-old Selena Cannon, of Bridgeville, was operating a 2009 DART bus. Cannon was stopped in the left turn lane of South Bedford Street, attempting to turn into the DART bus yard just south of the intersection with DuPont Boulevard (Route 113).
As Cannon crossed the northbound lanes of South Bedford Street, she pulled directly into the path of a northbound 2000 BMW motorcycle, which was being operated by a 68-year-old Georgetown man. The motorcycle struck the front of the DART bus, causing the operator of the motorcycle, who was wearing a DOT-approved helmet, to be ejected. He then struck the windshield of the bus.
The motorcyclist was removed from the scene by Delaware State Police helicopter and flown to the Christiana Hospital, where he was admitted with serious injuries.
Cannon, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, and who was the sole occupant of the bus, was not injured. She was cited by troopers with failure to yield the right of way on a left hand turn.