A motorcycle operator and his passenger were transported to Pen Bay Medical Center following a collision with a car at 8:30 p.m. on April 30.

The accident took place at the corner of Route 1 and Main Street in Rockport, with the motorcycle landing on its side in the parking lot of the Helm Restaurant.

According to Rockport Police Officer Dan Brown, Allen Muir, 21, of Camden, was traveling south on Route 1 on a 1983 Kawasaki motorcycle, with his wife, Chelsea, 19, as passenger when a 2004 Jeep, operated by Shale Peters, 16, of Thomaston, heading north on the same highway, turned left onto Main Street and into their path.

“Although the motorcycle applied the brakes, it did not have time to stop, and struck the passenger right rear side of the Jeep, glancing off it, and slid to a stop in front of the Helm Restaurant,” said Brown. “People from the restaurant assisted in getting Mr. and Mrs. Muir out of the roadway and traffic.”

Allen Muir sustained injuries to his foot and arm, while Chelsea Muir was still being evaluated early in the morning of May 1.

“Both were wearing helmets and leather jackets that helped reduce the extent of the initial injuries,” said Brown.

Peters was charged with failing to yield to right of way.

Peters, as well as her two passengers, were not injured. The motorcycle was considered a total loss and the Jeep’s damaged was estimated at approximately $2,500.

Rockport Police and Fire Department responded, as well as Camden First Aid.

The accident remains under investigation, but the speed of either vehicle was not a factor, said Brown.


Lynda Clancy can be reached at lclancy@villagesoup.com; 236-8511, ext. 304.