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Sussex Countian
  • Police investigate Frankford hit and run bicycle crash

  • Police are seeking information regarding a hit and run crash near Frankford that sent a bicyclist to the hospital with serious injuries.
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  • Police are seeking information regarding a hit and run crash near Frankford that sent a bicyclist to the hospital with serious injuries.
    According to the Delaware State Police, the incident occurred around 6:40 a.m. on July 16 as 38-year-old Wayne Thomas Blanks Jr. of Baltimore, Md. was bicycling eastbound on the shoulder of Omar Road, just west of West Road. Police said a vehicle that has yet to be identified was also traveling eastbound on Omar Road when its passenger side mirror struck Blanks from behind. Police said Blanks was thrown from the bicycle and into a wooded area southeast of the roadway. The vehicle continued eastbound and failed to stop.
    Blanks was flown to Christiana Medical Center where he was listed in fair condition. His bicycle was equipped with a rear light that was set to flash.
    If anyone has information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact police by calling (302) 856-5850, ext. 328 or by utilizing the DSP Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at www.delaware.gov/apps. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the Internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”
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