Source: An elderly Hockessin man died after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle this morning in Brandywine Hundred, state police said. He has been identified as Robert E. Wheeler, 80, of Hockessin, Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. The collision happened about 10:25 a.m. at Marsh Road and Baynard Boulevard near the Carrcroft development. The victim was in cardiac arrest with serious head injuries and injuries to his extremities when New Castle County paramedics arrived, said paramedic Cpl. Peter Small. The bicyclist was rushed to Christiana Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Hale said the man was riding his bike on Marsh Road and tried to cross at Baynard Boulevard to the other side when he was hit by a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero, driven by 83-year-old Dora A. Episcopo of Wilmington. Episcopo was attempting to make a left turn from eastbound Baynard Boulevard to northbound Marsh Road, Hale said. Hale said the man, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from the bike onto the roadway. Episcopo was not injured. The intersection was closed for a half hour while police investigated. The crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed.
Crash time: between 9 p.m. and 11:59 p.m.
Closest Intersection: Baynard Blvd
Land use: Suburban
Road type: Collector
Where on the road the collision happened: Intersection
Collision type: Unknown
Vehicle type: Automobile
At crash time driver was: Operating the Vehicle in Careless or Inattentive Manner
SourcesSource: News Report
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