State police investigating accident between minivan and a motorcycle near Delaware City

Two people were injured in an accident involving a minivan and a motorcycle at about 4:37 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, near Delaware City.

The initial investigation has determined the crash occurred as Wei Ming He, 54 of Brooklyn, N.Y., was operating a 2005 Toyota minivan and had stopped on Hamburg Road, state police said.

The minivan then entered the intersection to make a left-hand turn northbound onto River Road.

A 2007 Honda VC8 motorcycle, operated by Kenneth W. Jensen, 56 of New Castle, was traveling southbound on River Road approaching Hamburg Road when the minivan entered into his lane which caused the motorcycle to strike the left side of the vehicle on River Road, police said.

The Toyota minivan was driven to a controlled stop onto the right shoulder. The operator of the motorcycle and the passenger were ejected from the motorcycle.

Jensen and his passenger, Marlene C. Carpenter, 57 of Lewes were wearing a Department of Transportation-compliant motorcycle helmet. Both were transported by E.M.S. to Christiana Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Wei Ming was not injured in the collision. He was cited for “vehicle turning left must yield right-of-way to oncoming traffic,” police said.

The crash remains under investigation by the state police. Hamburg Road in the area of River Road was impacted for approximately one hour as the crash was investigated and cleared.