Police seek witnesses in LaGrange accident

Posted July 04, 2010, at 8:43 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 11:31 a.m.

LAGRANGE, Maine — State police are looking for witnesses to an accident in LaGrange on Sunday that injured a Milo motorcyclist.

According to State Trooper Barry Meserve, 71-year-old Robert Curtis of Milo was traveling south on Route 16 when he apparently swerved to avoid a vehicle pulling out of the parking lot of the LaGrange Full Gospel Assembly church.

Curtis hit the dirt shoulder of the road, lost control of his 2010 Harley-Davidson and slid on the pavement for about 100 yards, Meserve said. The other vehicle did not stop. Curtis was discovered by a passer-by who called 911 to report the accident.

“He was wearing a helmet, which probably saved his life,” Meserve said Sunday.

Curtis was taken by ambulance to Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft, where he was treated and then discharged. His motorcycle was demolished.

Meserve said Curtis was not able to describe the vehicle he swerved to avoid, but police think it may have been yellow in color. Anyone with information about the accident should contact Meserve at the Orono State Police Barracks at 866-2121.

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