HOLDEN, Maine — A Bangor man was in serious condition at a local hospital after he was injured Friday afternoon in a motorcycle crash on Route 1.
Paul Nichols Jr., 36, of Bangor was traveling west around 4:40 p.m. approaching Brewer when the accident occurred, Holden Police Sgt. Eugene Fizell said about two hours later.
Nichols, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered lacerations to his face and the back of his head, according to Fizell.
“A proper helmet with a full face guard would have shielded his head and mitigated most of his injuries,” he said.
Nichols was approaching a line of cars that had slowed, then, suddenly stopped, Fizell said.
Nichols 2004 Honda motorcycle began to wobble, then, toppled over onto its side as he lost control.
Traffic was shut down in both lanes for about 10 minutes, then, down to one lane for another 20 minutes, the sergeant said.