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Knox County, Maine – August 1, 2012

A motorcyclist was hospitalized with serious injuries after crashing his vehicle on U.S. Route 1 Wednesday night.

According to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 28-year-old Jamie Clark was traveling at a high rate of speed on his motorcycle when he lost control for unknown reasons and crashed near the Maine State Prison Showroom.

Mr. Clark was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center with serious injuries. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the wreck.

Officials are conducting an ongoing investigation to determine the cause of this 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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