Car, bicycle crash sends one to hospital

Aug 07, 2017

St. George — One woman was taken to the hospital following a crash involving a car and a bicycle Thursday, Aug. 3.

Just before 7 p.m. Aug. 3, deputies from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported vehicle and bicycle crash on Route 131 (Port Clyde Road) in St. George, near Ridge Road, according to a press release from the Sheriff's Office issued Aug. 5..

According to witness statements, a 21-year-old female riding a bicycle was riding in the southbound lane of Route 131 travelling toward Port Clyde. The bicycle was struck by a car, operated by a 17-year-old female, which was travelling in the same direction on Route 131.

The bicyclist suffered serious injuries, according to police, and was taken via Lifeflight to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. She was reported, as of Saturday, as being in serious but stable condition. The 17-year-old female did not sustain any physical injuries.

Port Clyde Road was shut down for several hours while deputies investigated. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined; details are to be released as they are known. Names are being withheld until notifications are verified.

Assistance was provided by Knox County Regional Communications Center, St. George Fire and Ambulance, and Lifeflight of Maine.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Robert M Rosenberg | Aug 08, 2017 09:02

Generally, this is not a safe area for bicyclists. Roads are terrible. Drivers do not pay attention and do not give the cyclists respect. This area is also one where the "boys" in their pick-up trucks will come up behind a cyclist, honk loudly, and then zoom by, usually giving them ( the cyclists) the finger. First hand experience.

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