Androscoggin County, Maine – June 25, 2012
A teenaged motorcyclist was hospitalized after rear-ending a vehicle on Faith Street Monday night.
According to the Lisbon Police Department, 19-year-old Kaine Petrenick of Greene was traveling on his 2005 Suzuki motorcycle around 6:30 p.m. when he failed to yield and rear-ended the 2003 Mercury Sable driven by 35-year-old Laqiana Adams-Perez of Lisbon. Ms. Adams-Perez had stopped to make a left turn, and Mr. Petrenick struck her vehicle when he attempted to pass her, causing him to be thrown from his seat.
Mr. Petrenick was transported to Central Maine Medical Center with unspecified injuries. It is not clear if he was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.
Ms. Adams-Perez was unhurt.
Both vehicles sustained minor damage in the incident.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, per vehicle mile traveled in 2007, motorcyclists were about 37 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash and 9 times more likely to be injured.
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