ADAMSTOWN TOWNSHIP — A New Hampshire motorcyclist was injured Sunday afternoon when he lost control of a motorcycle on Route 16, Rangeley Fire Rescue Chief Tim Pellerin said Monday.

Game Warden Harry Wiegman who was at the scene of the accident reported at 6:14 p.m., that the motorcycle had been heading south toward Rangeley when the driver basically lost control and went off into the grass and was thrown from the motorcycle. It was a grassy area that was soft.

He documented information about the accident for the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office, he said. Wiegman was closer to the scene than a deputy.

He deferred questions on other information about the accident to the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office.

The name of the driver injured was not immediately available.

The driver was taken by a NorthStar EMS ambulance to Rumford Hospital, Pellerin said.

The motorcycle was heavily damaged, he said. 

Adamstown Township is in northern Oxford County and is about 12 miles from  the Rangeley Fire Rescue Department’s station in Oquossoc.

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