June 24, 2018
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Two taken to hospital in Jeep-motorcycle collision in Rockport

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff

ROCKPORT, Maine — Two people were taken to the hospital after a motorcycle and jeep collided Saturday night on Route 1 in Rockport.

The accident happened at the intersection of Route 1 and Main Street, close to the Helm Restaurant, at about 8:30 p.m., according to a police report.

When a 2004 Jeep Liberty driven by Shale Peters, 16, of Thomaston turned left onto Main Street, it went into the path of a motorcycle that was traveling south, police said.

Motorcycle rider Allen Muir, 21, of Camden didn’t have time to stop, and the 1986 Kawasaki struck the right passenger side of the Jeep and then slid to a stop in front of the restaurant.

Both he and his wife, 19-year-old Chelsea Muir, who was his passenger, were hurt in the accident, according to the report.

People from the restaurant helped the Muirs get off the road and out of traffic, police said.

Allen Muir suffered injuries to his foot and arm, and Chelsea Muir had not been evaluated at the time the report was written.

Both were wearing helmets and leather jackets, police said.

Rockport Police Department, Rockport Fire Department and Camden First Aid went to the accident scene.

Both Muirs were taken to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport on Saturday night. A hospital official said Sunday that the Muirs were no longer there.

No one in the Jeep, including Peters and his two passengers, Molly Mellor, 17, and Sarah Brandon, 17, both of Thomaston, was injured in the crash.

The motorcycle, which was valued at about $1,500, was demolished, according to the police report. The Jeep had about $2,500 in damage.

According to the report, driver inattention was the primary cause. No charges were filed.

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