Auburn woman flown to hospital after motorcycle crash

Bowdoin, Bowdoinham and Lisbon fire and rescue crews help LifeFlight paramedics load a motorcycle crash patient into a helicopter bound for Central Maine Medical Center Saturday night at Bowdoin Central School.
Darcie Moore | Times Record
Bowdoin, Bowdoinham and Lisbon fire and rescue crews help LifeFlight paramedics load a motorcycle crash patient into a helicopter bound for Central Maine Medical Center Saturday night at Bowdoin Central School.
Posted June 02, 2013, at 12:03 p.m.
A LifeFlight helicopter landed in an open grass area near the baseball field at Bowdoin Central School Saturday to meet rescuers with a motorcycle crash patient.
Darcie Moore | Times Record
A LifeFlight helicopter landed in an open grass area near the baseball field at Bowdoin Central School Saturday to meet rescuers with a motorcycle crash patient.
A woman was injured on Main Street (Route 125) in Bowdoin Saturday night while test driving this motorcycle.
Darcie Moore | Times Record
A woman was injured on Main Street (Route 125) in Bowdoin Saturday night while test driving this motorcycle.

BOWDOIN, Maine — An Auburn woman thrown several feet from a motorcycle that crashed along Main Street in Bowdoin Saturday night was flown to Central Maine Medical Center by helicopter.

The crash was reported at 8:16 p.m. at 1266 Main St.

Cpl. Aaron Skolfield with the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office said a 21-year-old Auburn woman was driving the motorcycle north on Deer Run heading toward Main Street and applied the brakes too hard. An inexperienced driver, Skolfield said the young woman panicked and inadvertently hit the throttle, accelerated, crossed the roadway into an embankment and was ejected from the motorcycle a distance of 44 feet.

The driver, Jordan Fox, 21, of Auburn, complained primarily of abdominal injuries to the pelvic area and was flown by LifeFlight to CMMC in Lewiston.

The helicopter landed nearby at Bowdoin Central School where Bowdoinham Fire Department responded to set up a landing zone. Lisbon Rescue transported Fox from the crash scene by ambulance.

Fox was test driving the motorcycle and was wearing a helmet. No charges are expected.

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