Two men escape serious injury in County motorcycle crash

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff
Posted June 18, 2012, at 12:34 p.m.

TOWNSHIP 16 RANGE 4, Maine — Two motorcyclists escaped serious injury Sunday after an early evening crash in an Aroostook County township.

State police Sgt. Brian Harris said that the crash happened at approximately 4:15 p.m.

According to Harris, Carl Bouchy, 61, of Washburn was operating his 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on Route 161.

Just ahead of him on a 2007 Triumph cycle was William Burgess, 63, of Fort Fairfield.

Burgess slowed and attempted to make a left-hand turn into a rest area, but Bouchy did not immediately notice.

Harris said that Bouchy struck the Burgess cycle from behind.

Bouchy suffered several abrasions and complained of pain.

Burgess suffered an injury to his leg.

Both men were taken to Cary Medical Center in Caribou for treatment of injuries that Harris said were not considered life threatening.

Neither man was wearing a helmet and both motorcycles sustained significant damage in the accident.

No charges will be filed.

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