Winterport couple injured during ride

Posted July 26, 2009, at 9:16 p.m.

A Winterport man and his wife were injured Saturday morning when the motor scooter they were riding went out of control in Frankfort.

Michael and Andrea Kervin, both 64, were participating in a fundraising motorcycle ride to benefit children with autism. They were among about 80 motorcyclists on the 53-mile circuit ride that left from Bangor at 9:30 a.m.

According to Deputy Gerry Lincoln of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, the Kervins’ 2006 Honda scooter, with Michael Kervin driving and Andrea Kervin riding behind him, hit a patch of loose gravel just north of the village of Frankfort on Route 1A. The scooter slid to the side of the road and hit a 6-inch curb, flipped over and threw the couple up the embankment. Ambulances from Winterport and Hampden took the Kervins to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Michael Kervin was treated and released. Andrea Kervin was admitted and was listed in fair condition Sunday afternoon.

The accident happened at about 10:20 a.m. Both riders were wearing helmets at the time. Lincoln said the scooter was a total loss.

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