A Bear motorcyclist was killed after he was thrown from his bike and his body struck a car during a traffic accident on Route 7 in Bear on Monday (Jan. 22), state police said.

At about 3:39 p.m., a Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by a 35-year-old man, had just turned left onto Route 7 from Route 71 when he lost control of the bike, police said.

The operator was thrown from the bike and he began to tumble before striking the undercarriage and front left tire of a Buick Rendezvous, which was stopped at the red light on Route 7 at the intersection with Route 71.

Police said the motorcycle continued to slide past the Buick, coming to rest on the Route 7 shoulder.

The operator of the Harley Davidson, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical personnel.

Speed is not being considered a factor in the crash and impairment on behalf of the operator is unknown at this time. Identification of the victim is pending notification of next of kin.

The operator of the Buick, a 57-year-old Bear woman, was not injured.

Route. 7 northbound was closed at Route .71 for about two hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cpl. J. Aube of the Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8483.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit director at debra.reed@state.de.us.