Drivers Strike Crashed Motorcyclist on I-95, Keep Going

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A motorcyclist died after losing control of his bike and being struck by at least two motorists who kept on driving along Interstate 95.

Medics pronounced Christopher Cooper, of Philadelphia, dead along Interstate 95 east of Newark after he was thrown from his 2001 Suzuki GSX motorcycle around 9:50 p.m. Sunday night, Delaware State Police said.

Cooper was in the left center lane of I-95 northbound where the highway goes under the State Route 1 flyover ramp when he for some reason lost control and laid his bike down, investigators said. The motorcycle went on to slam into the concrete barrier dividing northbound and southbound traffic while Cooper came to rest on the roadway.

A silver 2014 to 2016 Mazda 3 and a 1998 to 2002 Honda Accord then struck Cooper as he laid on the highway, police said.

Both drivers kept going northbound despite likely front-end damage to their vehicles, police said.

Cooper wasn’t wearing a DOT-compliant motorcycle helmet at the time of the crash, state police said. Speed is believed to have played a role in the crash.

Police asked anyone with information about the deadly crash to call Sgt. P. Dzielak of the Collision Reconstruction Unit at Troop 2, (302) 365-8484, of submit a tip online.

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