A local man and woman were hospitalized Wednesday morning after crashing their moped into a car on Del. Route 1 just west of Rehoboth Beach.
Hunter J. Bordley of Townsend and Bethany M. Timmons of Middletown, both 20, were taken to Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
According to Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. Gary Fournier, the crash occurred about 11:30 a.m. as Bordley was operating a 2009 Yamaha moped in the special use lane on southbound Route 1, approaching Phillips Street, with Timmons riding as a passenger.
At the same time, a 2007 Honda Accord driven by 78-year-old Rehoboth Beach resident Shirley M. Supplee was attempting to make a left turn from northbound Route 1, across the southbound lanes of the highway, onto westbound Phillips Street.
Although bumper-to-bumper traffic was blocking the southbound lanes, a passenger car in the left lane a bus in the right lane stopped short of the crossover to allow Supplee’s Honda to pass.
As Supplee inched past the bus and into the special use lane, the moped carrying Bordley and Timmons slammed into the passenger side of her vehicle, ejecting both riders into the roadway, Fournier said.
Supplee, who was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision, was not injured.
Fournier said no charges are expected to be filed as a result of the crash.