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Some new information from The News Journal on Saturday’s crash that injured Delaware City Fire Company’s Michelle Smith. Here is the latest article by Ira Porter:
Police have identified two people injured when they were struck by a driver following a motorcycle accident on U.S. 13 near New Castle on Saturday night, and officials said they are still searching for a BMW driver who fled the scene in another car.
The initial accident happened when Edward Reiss, 30, of New Castle, lost control of his 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle while riding south on U.S. 13 at School Lane, in front of New Castle Airport, about 9:50 p.m., police said.
A Delaware City emergency medical technician, Michelle Smith, 30, arrived and began to treat Reiss.
Then, a New Castle County police officer came to the scene.
The officer noticed a 2004 BMW 760 speeding in his direction and got back into his car to avoid being struck, according to state police spokesman Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh.
The BMW then sideswiped the officer’s car, Whitmarsh said, but also lost control and struck Smith and Reiss, who were both on the ground.
Whitmarsh said the BMW stopped on the shoulder of the road, but shortly after another vehicle pulled up alongside and the driver got inside it and fled the scene.
Smith and Reiss were taken to Christiana Hospital for serious injuries and are listed in stable condition, Whitmarsh said.
A 500 foot stretch of the road was closed down for four hours.
State and New Castle County police are investigating.
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