June 18, 2018
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Glenburn man critical after motorcycle crash on outer Hammond Street

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A Glenburn man is in critical condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center after a car pulled into the path of the motorcycle he was riding late Thursday afternoon, causing a collision that threw him 60 feet.

William Saucier, 57, of Glenburn, suffered a severe brain injury in the crash, according to Officer James Dearing, accident reconstruction specialist for the Bangor Police Department.

“I may be doing a reconstruction on this, it’s serious enough,” he said. “I’ve got enough measurements that I can, if needed,” adding that Saucier’s injury is life-threatening. Saucier was not wearing a helmet when the accident happened, he said.

According to Dearing, the crash happened about 4:45 p.m. on outer Hammond Street. Saucier was riding his 1996 Honda motorcycle when a 2006 Kia sedan driven by Joseph Salls, 58, of Hudson pulled out of Target Industrial Circle and into the motorcyclist’s path.

“He ran into the rear of that vehicle and was ejected,” Dearing said. “He skidded 50 feet. He was ejected approximately around 60 feet.”

Salls was not injured, the officer said.

Dearing said that Salls said at the scene that he did not see Saucier or his motorcycle. He said that glare from the sun was not a factor and that he is still working to determine how the accident happened.

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