GEORGETOWN, Del. — Delaware State Police say a bicyclist was hospitalized in serious condition after being rear-ended by a motorist.

Investigators say 35-year-old David L. Clark of Georgetown was riding his bike westbound on U.S. 9 around 5:45 a.m. Sunday when the crash occurred.

Police say a 59-year-old Lewes man was driving a Jeep behind Clark and was unable to see the bicycle in time because of the low light.

Clarkt was thrown up onto the front of the Jeep before landing in the roadway.

Clark, who was not wearing a helmet and was wearing dark-colored clothing, was cited for failure to stay to the right of the roadway while operating a bicycle.