Motorcyclist flown to EMMC after Appleton accident

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff
Posted July 18, 2013, at 5:06 p.m.

APPLETON, Maine — A motorcycle rider from Appleton had to be airlifted for medical treatment Thursday morning after being seriously injured in a crash on Sennebec Road.

Scott Wiley, 40, was traveling east at about 8 a.m. Thursday on a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle when a westbound pickup truck turned left into the path of the motorcycle, according to Lt. Kirk Guerrette of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Wiley struck the rear passenger side of the truck, which was driven by 48-year-old Herman Summers, whose address was not immediately available.

Wiley and the 13-year-old girl who was his passenger were thrown from the motorcycle. Both were taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport to be treated, but from there Wiley was flown to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor via LifeFlight of Maine helicopter.

The girl, who was the only person involved to be wearing a helmet, suffered minor injuries and was treated at Pen Bay Medical Center, according to Guerrette.

An EMMC spokeswoman said she had no information on Wiley’s condition Thursday afternoon.

Guerrette is continuing to investigate the incident.

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