Maine motorcyclist sought by police found badly injured after accident

Posted Aug. 31, 2012, at 7:01 a.m.

BERWICK, Maine — A motorcyclist was transported to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital with severe injuries following a crash on Hubbard Road Thursday afternoon.

According to Berwick Police Chief Tim Towne, authorities were first notified about an injured motorcyclist on the side of Hubbard Road at around 2:20 p.m.

The driver of the motorcycle, Dana Doucet, with no known address, went off the side of Hubbard Road. His Harley-Davidson motorcycle, Towne estimated, was roughly 25 feet into the brush off the roadside.

According to Towne, state police contacted the Berwick Police Department earlier in the day, at around 11:30 a.m., and stated they should be on the lookout for Doucet. State police reportedly went to an address in Lebanon to interview Doucet in relation to a stolen vehicle complaint.

Doucet, however, left the residence on his Harley-Davidson. Although Berwick police officers patrolled the area around Hubbard Road, attempts to locate Doucet were unsuccessful until around 2:20 p.m. — at which point motorists passing through the area noticed him crawling out of the woods.

It’s possible, Towne said, that Doucet went off the road as early as 11:30 a.m. after fleeing the Lebanon residence. He may have lost and regained consciousness before mustering the strength to drag himself to the roadside.

Traffic on Hubbard Road was slowed Thursday afternoon as officers reviewed the scene of the accident. The investigation into the crash in ongoing.

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(c)2012 the Foster’s Daily Democrat (Dover, N.H.)

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