Rumford police are trying to track down the man’s family members.

CANTON – A motorcyclist “suffered life-threatening injuries” after losing control of his bike on Canton Point Road on Sunday afternoon.

State Trooper Daniel Hanson said the biker was flown by LifeFlight air ambulance to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston where the man was being treated Sunday evening.

Hanson said he couldn’t release the man’s name until he had reached his next of kin.

“He’s still being treated,” the trooper said. “He suffered life-threatening injuries to his neck, head and chest.”

He said the motorcyclist is a man about 50 who lives in the Rumford area. Rumford police were trying to track down his family members, Hanson said.

He said the crash happened about 2:45 p.m. Sunday as the biker rounded a curve while riding south on Canton Point Road. The bike slide into a soft shoulder “and the operator was ejected,” Hanson said.

His 1995 Harley-Davidson became airborne, then landed on the man, the trooper added.

Hanson said the accident remains under investigation, but said neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.


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