Cumberland County, Maine – June 27, 2012
A motorcyclist was hospitalized with critical injuries after being thrown from his motorcycle after a crash on Johnson Road Wednesday.
According to the Portland Police Department, an unidentified male motorcyclist was traveling on his motorcycle around 1:25 p.m. when the Toyota Avalon driven by 83-year-old William Lyons pulled into his path. The motorcyclist struck the vehicle and was then thrown from his seat.
The motorcyclist was transported to Maine Medical Center with head trauma. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.
It is unclear if Mr. Lyons was injured in the crash.
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.
UPDATE: The motorcyclist has been identified as 55-year-old Scott McDonald of South Portland. He died at the hospital Thursday, June 28 from his injuries.
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