Nobleboro couple injured in West Bath motorcycle crash

Posted April 28, 2014, at 1:58 p.m.

WEST BATH, Maine — A Nobleboro couple was injured late Sunday afternoon when their motorcycle crashed on State Road.

Gerald Gifford, 63, was driving a 1997 Harley Davidson toward Bath near Witch Spring Hill Road just after 5 p.m., when he failed to stop behind another motorcycle, which had stopped behind a car turning toward an ice cream store, according to Chief Deputy Brett Strout of the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office.

Gifford “put the bike down” in order to avoid running into the motorcycle and the car, Strout said.

Gifford and his wife, Gayle Gifford, 62, who was riding on the back of the motorcycle, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, Strout said.

Gerald Gifford was taken to Maine Medical Center as a precaution. Gayle Gifford was taken to Mid Coast Hospital before she was transferred to Maine Medical Center.

Neither were listed as patients on Monday afternoon.