Motorcyclist Crashes After Waterville Chase, Escapes On Foot
Police say they are looking for a man who crashed his motorcycle following a high-speed chase and then escaped on foot as an officer was calling for an ambulance.
Police attempted to stop the motorcycle for speeding on Center Street in Waterville Sunday, Maine State Police said in a news release Thursday.
The release said the motorcyclist fled the wrong way on Center Street, a one-way road. Police chased the suspect down several streets before ending their pursuit due to "reckless speed (80-90 mph) and reckless driving" by the suspect.
The motorcyclist was located by a trooper a short time later after his bike crashed on the railroad bridge on North Street. The man had large abrasions on his right arm and right leg and told police he broke his hip.
As the trooper returned to his cruiser to call for an ambulance, the man fled on foot towards Gilman Street, the release said.
A K9 was brought in to help police locate the suspect, but he was not found. Police say the man may have been picked up by someone in a vehicle in the West Street area.
The suspect is described as an African-American man with black hair, about 5’10” and 150 pounds. He was wearing tan cargo shorts and a white T-shirt.
State police are asking anyone who may have information on the suspect to call them at (800) 452-4664 or (207) 624-7076.
Police said they received in the days leading up to the incident several complaints about the man driving at "reckless" speeds and the bike's "extremely loud" exhaust.