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Dewey Beach crash leaves 13-year-old bicyclist in critical condition

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Delaware State Police are investigating a collision between a vehicle and two juveniles on bicycles that occurred Tuesday night in Dewey Beach.

At about 9:43 p.m., Delaware State Police responded to Coastal Highway southbound in the area of St. Louis Street for a collision between a 2010 Ford Explorer and two juvenile bicyclists, according to police.

The preliminary investigation revealed the bicyclists tried to cross the roadway and traveled into the path of the Ford Explorer, police said. The vehicle was unable to avoid the collision and the bicyclists were struck within the left travel lane of Coastal Highway.

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A 13-year-old female bicyclist from Wilmington was not wearing a helmet and was transported to an area hospital in critical condition, according to police. 

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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service