Newark Man Seriously Injured in Motorcycle Crash

On February 9, 2020, at about 2352 hours, Newark Police were dispatched to a report of a motorcycle crash on Paper Mill Road south of Wharton Drive.  Responding officers found that a Harley-Davidson motorcycle was northbound on Paper Mill Road when the operator lost control of the motorcycle, crossed the southbound lane, struck an embankment off the west side of the roadway and then struck a tree.

The motorcycle operator, a 32 year-old Newark man, was ejected from the motorcycle.  The operator suffered serious injuries.  He was treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics and was transported to an area hospital by an ambulance from Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company of Newark.

The roadway was closed for about 2 hours for investigation and clean-up of the scene.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Cpl. A. Vari at (302) 366-7100 x. 3486 or  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page.