Thomas Draper Injured in Bicycle Versus Truck Accident on Slaughter Beach Road
Milford, Delaware (September 7, 2017) – According to the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit, a bicyclist was critically injured after he collided with a truck in Sussex County Thursday.
The serious accident took place at about 7:35 a.m. on Slaughter Beach Road in the area of Wells Road in Milford.
As per an officer, a man identified as Thomas H. Draper, 76 from Milford was riding his bicycle on Slaughter Beach Road when he was hit by Shawn E. Armstrong from Lewes, driving a 2013 Ford F 150 pickup truck that was heading eastbound on Slaughter Beach Road.
The truck stopped immediately after the crash and called 9-1-1. Draper was taken to Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital before being flown to Baltimore Shock Trauma in critical condition.
Armstrong was not hurt in the collision.
Slaughter Beach Road was blocked for nearly three hours to pave the way for investigation and clearance of the scene.
An investigation into the incident is still ongoing.
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