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Sussex Countian
  • Teen bicyclist struck by van near Laurel

  • A 13-year-old Laurel boy is in stable condition at a Wilmington-area hospital after being struck by a van while riding his bike on the shoulder of U.S. Route 13 on Friday.
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  • A 13-year-old Laurel boy is in stable condition at a Wilmington-area hospital after being struck by a van while riding his bike on the shoulder of U.S. Route 13 on Friday.
    The boy was riding his bike north on the western shoulder of the southbound lanes when he was struck at the intersection with Camp Road about 6:53 p.m., according to Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
    The driver of the van, 57-year-old Georgetown resident Thomas S. Jolly, had stopped in the median and was attempting to cross the southbound lanes of the highway on his way to westbound Camp Road when the crash occurred, Fournier said.
    Jolly was unable to see the bicyclist, who was ejected into the roadway by the collision, he said.
    The teen, who was not wearing a helmet, was initially taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford before being flown to A.I. DuPont Hospital north of Wilmington.
    Traffic in the area of southbound U.S. Route 13 and Camp Road was impacted for about an hour as police investigated the crash and cleared the scene.
    The crash remains under investigation, Fournier said.
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