Auburn motorcyclist injured in Sunday crash


TURNER — An Auburn motorcyclist was in the intensive care unit of a Lewiston hospital Sunday night following a head-on crash in Turner earlier that evening.

Adam Asselin, 29, was taken to Central Maine Medical Center Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries after the 5:29 p.m. crash on North Parish Road in Turner.

Deputy Randy Williams of the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department said Sunday night that Asselin and a friend were riding their motorcycles southbound on North Parish road. A northbound car driven by Steve Hedges, 40, of Turner started to turn left in front of them onto Pleasant Pond Road.

Williams said that Hedges’ passenger, his wife Cindy, 49, noticed the southbound motorcycles and yelled to her husband to watch out. But, according to Williams, Steve Hedges had already started to make the left turn and stopped in the middle of the turn.

“I don’t think he ever saw the bike,” Williams said, adding that Hedges said he was watching a car on Pleasant Pond Road to see which way it was turning.

Williams said that Asselin was already skidding when Hedges stopped in front of him. He said that Asselin hit the car head-on and was thrown from his 2003 Harley and landed in the road. Turner Fire and Rescue took Asselin to CMMC. Asselin’s friend, Jeffrey Comeau, 31, of Lewiston, was not injured, nor were the Hedges.

Williams said that the accident closed North Parish Road for about an hour. No charges were filed.