By CBS3 Staff

NEW CASTLE, Del. (CBS) – New Castle County police are investigating a crash that seriously injured a bicyclist. A mangled bicycle and a helmet could be seen on DuPont Highway, near Frenchtown Road, shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday.

Police say a 2001 GMC Denali struck a 51-year-old female bicyclist. Investigators say the bicyclist attempted to cross the northbound lanes of Route 13 from east to west and rode directly into the path of the Denali.

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The Denali swerved to avoid the bicyclist but struck her. The driver stopped and remained on the scene.

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The woman was taken to Christiana Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the Denali and a juvenile passenger were not injured.

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The crash remains under investigation.