Sunday, 09 September 2018 16:22

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OLD TOWN - A man was seriously injured when he crashed his motorcycle on Sunday in Old Town.


Old Town police said Charles Gardner of Howland crashed in front of the McDonald's on Stillwater Ave shortly before noon.


Deputy Chief Lee Miller said an officer saw the motorcycle driver passing vehicles on Veazie Street, and when the officer turned his lights on, Gardner would not pull over. Instead the 26-year-old took off down Stillwater Ave, and the officer lost sight of Gardner. He then crashed on Stillwater Ave.


According to the Old Town Police Department, Gardner did not have a motorcycle license and is currently on probation.


Maine State Police and the Orono Police Department also responded.


Deputy Chief Miller said, "The Maine State Police are reconstructing the accident to determine the cause of the accident, but it appears speed was a significant factor."


The motorcycle driver was conscious when first responders got to the scene. He was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center with what Deputy Chief Miller called significant injuries.


At this time, charges have yet to be determined.

Kelly Mitchell

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Kelly Mitchell joined the news team in March of 2018. She grew up splitting her time between York, ME and Haverhill, MA, but her favorite childhood memories took place along the rocky coast of southern Maine. She's now e...