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Car rear-ends motorcycle at Bangor intersection, injuring two riders

Kevin Bennett | BDN
Kevin Bennett | BDN
Bangor Fire and rescue personnel remove a female victim from the scene of motorcycle accident on Odlin Road in Bangor on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011.
By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A Bucksport couple was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries they suffered Monday afternoon when they were struck from behind on Odlin Road.

Sandra Foster and Terry Foster, both 68, were taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center, said Sgt. Chip Hodges. Sandra Foster suffered a leg injury and her husband had unspecified minor injuries, Hodges said, citing a police report.

The two still were being evaluated early Monday evening, a hospital nursing supervisor said.

Hodges said the accident happened about 3 p.m. near the intersection with Interstate 395. The Fosters, who were driving separate motorcycles, were stopped in traffic waiting to make a turn when Sandra Foster’s 2005 Honda was struck from behind by a 2003 Toyota driven by Brent Gagnon, 30, of Hampden.

The impact pushed Sandra Foster’s bike into her husband’s 2005 Suzuki, destroying hers and causing significant damage to his, Hodge said, citing an accident report.

The report said Gagnon told police that he was distracted by a horn and took his eyes off the road for a moment, Hodges said. He said that when he saw the motorcycles he was unable to avoid a collision.

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