Conn. man injured in dirt bike accident in Blanchard

Posted Aug. 14, 2010, at 3:43 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 11:37 a.m.

BLANCHARD, Maine — A Roxbury, Conn., man injured his leg, hip and lower back Saturday when he lost control of his dirt bike and struck some trees off the old rail bed in Blanchard.

David Pearsall, 36, was taken to Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital in Greenville and was listed in stable condition late Saturday afternoon.

Pearsall was on a trail ride with friends at about 11:30 a.m. when the accident occurred, according to Warden Roger Guay of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. He said Pearsall, who was on the lead bike, struck a couple of rocks on the trail and lost control of the bike.

“My guess is he was too fast for the existing conditions,” Guay said Saturday.

Pearsall’s friends came upon the accident and summoned help, according to the warden. Mayo Ambulance Service and Monson firefighters responded to the call.

Guay said that Pearsall, who had been staying at a family camp in Brighton, was wearing a helmet and protective clothing, which prevented further injuries.

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