York man suffers life-threatening head injury in Edgecomb motorcycle crash

Posted Sept. 04, 2013, at 9:57 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 04, 2013, at 10:13 a.m.

EDGECOMB, Maine — A York man was in fair condition at Central Maine Medical Center Wednesday morning after suffering a life-threatening head injury in a motorcycle crash Sunday.

David Fitzgerald, 58, was stopped in southbound traffic on Route 1 when his 2006 Honda motorcycle was struck by a 2003 Toyota Corolla driven by a 17-year-old male who was traveling behind Fitzgerald, according to a release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

The male apparently failed to see Fitzgerald and began to skid, striking the motorcycle in the rear, sending it forward and ejecting Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald, who was not wearing a helmet at the time, was taken by LifeFlight of Maine to CMMC for treatment of “a severe head injury” and internal injuries.

Neither speed nor alcohol are a suspected cause, according to the sheriff’s office, although the driver was taken to Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta for a blood alcohol test, as required in serious crashes. Police said the likely cause of the cause of the crash was driver inattention or distraction.

Route 1 was reduced to one lane for approximately two hours as investigators examined the scene. Sgt. Jason Nein is reconstructing the crash, which remains under investigation.

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