June 23, 2018
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Skowhegan man injured in motorcycle accident

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BINGHAM, Maine — A Skowhegan man was hospitalized with leg injuries Wednesday after his motorcycle left Route 201, according to police.

Robert Carey Jr., 23, failed to negotiate a curve and dumped his bike, according to Lt. Carl Gottardi of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

The motorcycle, which was demolished, was unregistered, Gottardi said.

Gottardi said speed is a likely factor in the accident. Carey was taken to Redington-Fairview Hospital in Skowhegan before being transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for treatment of a leg fracture.

Carey was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, Gottardi said. Charges could be filed, pending a review by the district attorney’s office.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the man involved in the accident due to errors in the original Somerset County Sheriff's Office press release. The operator of the motorcycle was not Louis Johnson, as initially reported. The motorcycle belongs to Johnson, but Robert Carey Jr., was the operator. Carey has a valid driver’s license.

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