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Serious Motor Vehicle Accident 10-11-2016

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-34261

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 12:22AM

Location:   Intersection of Forrest Avenue and Kenton Road

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department is investigating a serious motor vehicle accident that occurred early Tuesday morning that left two men hospitalized with serious injuries.  At approximately 12:22AM, two 21-year-old men were riding a street legal motorcycle (dirtbike) eastbound on Forrest Avenue, approaching Kenton Road.  A Ford Fusion was attempting a left turn from w/b Forrest Avenue into the Kent Eight Shopping Center, when the motorcycle struck the passenger side of the vehicle, causing the driver and passenger on the motorcycle to be ejected.  Both occupants of the motorcycle are hospitalized with serious injuries at this time.  The driver of the Fusion was uninjured.

It is believed a combination of speed and alcohol of the motorcycle operator were contributing factors in the accident.  Charges are expected at a later time.