A 48-year-old Lewes man was injured Jan. 1 after police say a vehicle struck the rear of his bicycle on Delaware Route 24 east of Long Neck Road in Millsboro.
According to the Delaware State Police, the incident occurred around 1:20 p.m. as 47-year-old Paula M. Wilson of Bel Air, Md. was operating a 2008 Kia Sedona westbound on State Route 24 in the same direction as bicyclist Richard J. Heinlein. Police said Wilson struck Heinlein from behind, ejecting him from the bike and onto the roadway.
Police said Heinlein, who was not wearing a helmet, was airlifted to Christiana Hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. Wilson, who was properly restrained, was not injured in the collision.
Police said the investigation into this incident continues and no charges have been filed at this time.