Motorcycle Accidents Kill Two And Injure One Man
Two people are dead and another injured after a trio of motorcycle accidents over the weekend.
Just before 3:00 on Saturday afternoon, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office responded to a two-vehicle crash on Route 26A in Gray. Investigators determined that an orange Can-Am Spyder, driven by 56-year-old Bruce Smith of Standish, had failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Routes 26 and 26A. The Spyder struck a black SUV operated by 37-year-old Ryan Glidden of Gray. Smith, who was not wearing a helmet, died at the scene. Glidden was not hurt. Officials say alcohol does not appear to have been a factor. The crash remains under investigation.
Saturday evening, 26-year-old Gregory Farmer of Bucksport was riding his bike on Route 1 in Orland when he was hit by a vehicle as it turned left out of an intersection. WABI-TV reports Farmer was unable to stop the bike in time and, instead, laid it down. He was taken to the hospital by LifeFlight with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the car was not hurt.
On Sunday morning, a man was killed in an accident that didn't involve any other vehicles. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says deputies and Naples Fire and Rescue responded to an accident in the area of 461 Harrison Road in Naples. The driver, who was not wearing a helmet, was deceased when they arrived. His identity has not been released, pending notification of family. The crash remains under investigation but officials say speed and alcohol appear to have been factors in the crash.