Police: Man charged in hit-and-run after bicyclist struck

The Delaware State Police have charged a Delaware man with numerous offenses after he struck a bicyclist and left the scene.

The incident occurred around 4:50 p.m. Saturday when a 20-year-old Rehoboth woman was riding her bicycle on the westbound shoulder of Rehoboth Beach Ext., just west of Church Street. 

Derek M. White, 46 of Millsboro, was operating a 2015 Jeep Wrangler westbound on the Rehoboth Beach Ext. just behind the bicyclist. 

According to authorities, White failed to maintain his travel lane and entered the westbound shoulder where the front of the Jeep struck the rear of the bicycle. 

The impact was so strong that the cyclist was thrown from her bicycle and landed in the entrance to the Henlopen Square shopping complex. 

The female bicyclist was treated on scene by EMS and then flown by Delaware State Police Aviation  to Christiana Medical Center with serious injuries.

After the collision, the Jeep fled the scene and continued traveling westbound where it was ultimately located by a witness in the parking lot of Grand Rental Station on Hebron Road. 

Troopers responded to that location and took Derek White into custody without incident. 

A DUI investigation ensued and White was transported back to Troop 7 where he was charged with vehicular assault, driving a vehicle under the influence of a drug, driving while suspended and revoked, and many more charges. 



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