DWI HIT PARADE Speed and booze propelled Robert Kimble into fender of Jeep and off the road, say police
CLAYTON, DEL. Operating a motorcycle is dangerous due to the inattentiveness of other motorists in trucks and cars but when the operator of a motorcycle is impaired and speeding, he or she turns that vehicle into a donorcycle. This story is about one of those times.
According to Sgt. Richard D. Bratz of the Delaware State Police, the Collision Reconstruction Unit troopers are currently investigating the crash of a motorcycle that took place in Clayton, Del. On Aug. 27, 2016, at about 9:44 pm.
Police say that Robert A. Kimble, 53, of Maryland, was operating a 2007 Harley Davidson Dyna low rider motorcycle northbound on Blackiston Road north of Chance Road.
A 2003 Jeep Liberty, operated by Joy L. Taylor, 42 of Maryland, was northbound on Blackiston in front of the motorcycle. Kimble attempted to pass the Jeep Liberty on a double yellow line and struck left rear fender of the Jeep Liberty. The impact sent the Jeep spinning out of control and into a grass field. Kimble was ejected from the motorcycle as it went down on its left side. The motorcycle slid into the southbound lane where it stopped north of the collision.
Police say that Kimble was wearing a helmet. He was treated by paramedics and then was transported by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries. Alcohol and speed are factors on the part of Robert A. Kimble.
Taylor and her three passengers were all wearing seatbelts and were uninjured in the collision.
This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. Blackiston Road in the area of the crash was closed for approximately four hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.
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SMYRNA, DEL. – Sgt. Bratz of the Delaware State Police reports that another driver crashed due to alcohol impairment. Troopers arrested a New Jersey man for DUI after he crashed his vehicle into an embankment east of Smyrna.
The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred around 6:05 a.m. Saturday, August 27, 2016, as Leroy P. Wooster, 28, of New Jersey, was operating a 2014 Dodge Dart northbound on Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway (SR 1) in the area of Black Diamond road. He attempted to change lanes from the left lane to right lane and lost control which resulted in his vehicle traveling into a ditch where he struck an embankment. The Dodge Dart continued over the embankment and struck the other side of a ditch where his vehicle rolled multiple times and ended upright facing SR 1.
Sgt. Bratz reported that Wooster was not wearing his seatbelt. He was treated by paramedics and transported by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Wooster was cited and later released after being charged with Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession, and Careless Driving.