Delaware State Police

**Update** Troopers Investigate Serious Crash Involving DART Bus

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Georgetown – The 68-year-old motorcyclist involved in a crash with a DART bus on Friday has succumbed to his injuries.

The initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately 7:27 p.m. on Friday, August 4, 2017, as Selena Cannon, 51, of Bridgeville, was operating a 2009 DART bus and was stopped in the left hand turn lane from southbound S. Bedford Street into the DART bus yard, just north of US113 (DuPont Boulevard). As Cannon proceeded to cross the northbound lanes of S. Bedford Street, she pulled directly into the path a 2000 BMW motorcycle, which was being operated by a 68-year-old Georgetown man, and which was traveling northbound on S. Bedford Street. The front of the motorcycle then struck the front of the DART bus, causing the operator of the motorcycle, who was wearing a DOT approved helmet, to be ejected. He then struck the windshield of the bus.

The male operator of the motorcycle, who has been identified as James L. Barron, was removed from the scene by Delaware State Police helicopter (Trooper 2) and flown to the Christiana Hospital where he was admitted in critical condition.  He died as a result of his injuries this morning, Monday August 7, 2017.

Selena Cannon was properly restrained at the time of the crash and was uninjured.  She was the sole occupant of the bus. She was cited by troopers with Failure to Yield the Right of Way on a Left Hand Turn.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.  Alcohol and drug impairment on behalf of either operator are not factors in this case.  Additional charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

Original Release: Troopers Investigate Serious Crash Involving DART Bus

Released: 080717 1520


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