Auburn woman flown to hospital after motorcycle crash

Posted June 02, 2013, at 12:03 p.m.

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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