June 20, 2018
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Brewer man stable after motorcycle totaled in crash with car

By Andrew Neff, BDN Staff

VEAZIE, Maine — Despite initial concerns by emergency personnel that a Brewer man might lose his foot as the result of injuries suffered from a collision between the motorcycle he was riding and a car Sunday afternoon, he was listed in stable condition Monday evening.

“The operator of the motorcycle did have some serious injuries to his extremities, including a bad foot injury,” said Veazie Police Chief Mark Leonard. “But he was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center and they listed him in stable condition today.”

The motorcyclist, 42-year-old Daniel Irvine of Brewer, was driving toward Orono on U.S. Route 2 in Veazie when a 2011 Subaru driven by Richard Chase, 85, of Bucksport turned into his path at the intersection of Main Street at 3:25 p.m. Sunday.

“Apparently, Mr. Chase wasn’t familiar with the intersection and was looking to make a left turn onto Route 2. There is a lane to take a left turn before you get all the way into the intersection, but he missed that initial turn,” said Leonard. “He ended up taking a drastic left turn, which is almost about 90 degrees, instead and struck the oncoming cycle toward Orono.”

Leonard said Irvine attempted to avoid the car by driving his 2005 Suzuki around it, but was unsuccessful.

“There were no injuries to the car’s driver or passenger, Freida Chase, but there was about $2,000 in damage done to the front of the Subaru,” said Leonard. “The motorcycle was totaled.”

Leonard said a traffic citation was issued to Chase for failure to yield the right of way.

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