Police said Carolyn Gamble, 76, of Townsend died Aug. 17 from injuries she suffered in a motorcycle collision near Smyrna Aug. 12
A passenger on a motorcycle involved in an Aug. 12 collision near Smyrna has died from her injuries, Delaware State Police said.
The collision occurred at about 2:16 p.m., when the driver of a 2012 Harley Davidson traveling east on Lighthouse Road attempted to turn left into the Boondocks Restaurant parking lot.
A 2005 Honda X13 three-wheeled motorcycle was following the Harley Davidson.
The driver of the Harley Davidson had his turn signal on and applied his brakes to stop and make the left turn.
The Honda driver failed to see the Harley Davidson's turn signal in time and locked up his front brakes, police said.
The Honda struck the back of the Harley Davidson.
Both drivers and the passenger on the Honda were thrown off their motorcycles, and the Honda overturned on its right side.
The driver of the Harley Davidson, a 45-year-old Townsend man, was not wearing a helmet and was taken to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the Honda, a 71-year-old Townsend man, was not wearing a helmet and was taken to Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The passenger of the Honda, Carolyn Gamble, 76, of Townsend, was wearing a helmet and was taken to Christiana Hospital in serious condition. On Aug. 17, she died of her injuries, police said.
Lighthouse Road was closed for about five hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
The crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.
The Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). Residents may also email the unit director at firstname.lastname@example.org.