Benefit supper Oct. 5

Thomaston man injured in Jefferson crash

By Beth A. Birmingham | Aug 29, 2019
Courtesy of: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Stephen Grant of Thomaston was seriously injured Aug. 14 when he failed to see a horse-drawn carriage on Waldoboro Road in Jefferson and rear-ended it. His 2001 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, shown on its side, was destroyed.

Thomaston — A Thomaston man was injured in a motorcycle crash that occurred on Waldoboro Road in Jefferson Aug. 14.

Lincoln County Sheriff's Lt. Brendan Kane said Aug. 29 that Stephen B. Grant, 39, was westbound on a 2001 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he rear-ended a horse-drawn carriage being operated by Noah Hostetler, 21, of Whitefield.

Kane said he believed sun glare may have caused Grant not to see the carriage, causing the cyclist to hit it and force it into the westbound ditch.

Grant was taken by LifeFlight to Maine Medical Center in Portland with serious injuries.

A Facebook post by his wife, Ralene Grant, notes he suffered a broken collarbone, a shattered kneecap, and severe injury to a hip. She is doing a fundraiser online, as he has no insurance.

Hostetler was not injured, but his two passengers, Henry Yoder, 16, and Noah Yoder, 22, both of Whitefield, were treated at the scene for complaints of pain.

The motorcycle, believed to have been destroyed, was towed from the scene by Hillside Collision Center of Waldoboro. The carriage was removed from the scene by fellow Whitefield residents, according to Kane.

Deputy Ryan Chubbuck was the investigating officer.

A benefit supper is planned to assist Grant with his medical bills Oct. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Thomaston, according to Ralene's Facebook page.



Comments (2)
Posted by: Annette M Tolman | Aug 29, 2019 16:27

What about the horse???

Posted by: Joanne Lee Richards | Aug 29, 2019 14:07

I hope the horse was not injured as well.

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