Motorcycle driver hospitalized after collision with pickup in Burnham

Posted June 21, 2012, at 3:52 p.m.
Last modified June 22, 2012, at 9:05 p.m.

BURNHAM, Maine — An accident involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle Wednesday afternoon caused the motorcycle driver to be flown to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for treatment of a traumatic head injury.

The crash occurred at about 5:15 p.m., when a southbound 1999 Ford F150 truck, driven by Israel Irish, 42, of Burnham, made a left hand turn off the South Horseback Road and into a driveway. Aime Danny Dempsey, 64, of Burnham, was traveling north on the road and when the truck entered his path, he couldn’t avoid the collision, according to a press release issued Thursday by the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

Although Irish was uninjured, Dempsey suffered head trauma. Police said they did not find a helmet at the scene and believe Dempsey was not wearing one.

The motorcycle sustained extensive damage and the truck had some damage to the passenger side.

Dempsey was transported by LifeFlight to the Bangor hospital. Deputy Nicholas Oettinger was the primary responding deputy, and was assisted by Sgt. Dale Brown, Detective Jason Bosco and Deputy Benjamin Seekins, all of the sheriff’s office.

Seekins is performing an accident reconstruction of the scene, according to the press release.

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