Two transported to the hospital after bicyclist is rear-ended by motorcycle

4 years ago

STOCKHOLM, Maine– Two people were taken to the hospital on Friday after a motorcyclist struck a bicyclist from behind on Route 161. 

At 3 p.m. on July 26, Maine State Police received a call about a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Route 161 and Lake Street. 

According to a press release from state police, 59-year-old David Wakana of Caribou was traveling southbound on his bicycle attempting to turn onto Lake Street when 64-year-old Jeffrey Gregory of Naples attempted to pass the bicyclist on his right side but struck him from behind. 

Gregory went off the road and came to rest in the ditch, per the release. Both men were taken to Cary Medical Center for serious but not life-threatening injuries, stated Corporal Dennis Quint. 

Wakana was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident but Gregory was not, according to state police. 

The Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office, Wardens Service, Forest Service and the Caribou Fire and Ambulance also assisted Maine State Police with the crash.