Canadian woman flown to EMMC after Harmony motorcycle crash

Posted Aug. 30, 2012, at 6:22 p.m.

HARMONY, Maine — A Canadian woman was taken by helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor early Thursday afternoon after the motorcycle she was riding on crashed.

Lynn Bell, 60, was riding as a passenger on a 1997 Harley-Davidson motorcycle driven by Ricklan Bell, 67, along Athens Road at about 1:08 p.m. Thursday, Somerset County Sheriff’s Department Detective Lt. Carl E. Gottardi II said in a statement. Both Bells are from the Canadian province of Alberta.

Ricklan Bell was following another motorcycle when he lost control after applying his brakes, causing the motorcycle to go down on it side, said Gottardi.

“At the time of the accident, the female passenger on the motorcycle sustained possible internal injuries,” he said.

Lynn Bell was taken to EMMC by LifeFlight helicopter. Gottardi did not indicate if Ricklan Bell was injured. Both occupants were wearing helmets and riding gear. The motorcycle had minor damage.

A message left at EMMC regarding the condition of Lynn Bell was not yet immediately returned.

Cpl. Michael Ross investigated the accident. Harmony Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene.