UPDATED: Rockport woman killed in car/motorcycle crash in Union

By Kim Lincoln | Jul 16, 2017
Photo by: Kim Lincoln

Union — A 63-year-old Rockport woman was killed July 16 when a motorcyle she was riding on Route 17 was struck by a car.

At about 5 p.m., Knox County Sheriff's deputies were called to the crash at the intersection of Heald Highway (Route 17) and Sennebec Road and found that a 1968 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Ronald Moon, 64, of Waldoboro had struck the back of a 2016 Audi SUV, driven by Chaturvedi Alok, 57 of New Delhi, as it was pulling onto Heald Highway from Town House Road, according to a news release from Knox County Sheriff's Office. Moon was traveling east on Route 17.

The passenger on the back of the motorcycle, Felicity Davidson, 63, of Rockport was not wearing a helmet and was ejected from the motorcycle. Davidson was pronounced dead at the scene. Moon suffered broken bones and was transported to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. There were no injuries sustained to people in the Audi.

Apparently, Alok pulled out onto Heald Highway not seeing the motorcycle as it crested the hill traveling eastbound, the release said. Neither speed nor any impairment is believed to be contributing factors.

The investigation will continue by Deputy Daniel Landers.

This is the 6th fatality on Knox County roads since May 1 and the third on the same stretch of road in less than a week. On July 12, two women died in head-on crash on Route 17 less than 2 miles west. The Sheriff's Office requests people "please stay alert, avoid distractions, wear your seat belts, and watch your speed.

Assistance was provided by Knox County Regional Communications Center, Union Fire and Ambulance departments, and the Knox County District Attorney’s Office.

 

 

Comments (7)
Posted by: Betty McCommic | Jul 17, 2017 21:14

you do have a knoll and cant see people coming.you can look look look and when you pull out they are there. bad spot need lights there

 

 



Posted by: Don Dickinson | Jul 17, 2017 13:03

Sorry Valerie. The details of the intersection were not provided when the story was originally published yesterday. My condolences to the family.



Posted by: johanna stadler | Jul 17, 2017 10:54

yes they were cresting a hill and all that jazz... however this lady still failed to yield the right away.  You need to look and look and look.... so far this summer I have had more close calls than I have had in an entire lifetime before.  I my case, people need to put down their damn phones.  You are going to kill someone some day, and I don't want it to be me.   So drivers look more than one time and really look, and riders  wear your safety gear, it's rough out there.

 



Posted by: Amanda Parten | Jul 17, 2017 08:38

Even with the warning lights, this intersection is dangerous. With the Dollar General store being added to the mix, I hope the state/city officials install a 4-way traffic light so as these horrible accidents drop to a minimum! God Speed to the families involved.



Posted by: Pam Gushee | Jul 17, 2017 08:28

This is a bad intersection, you have a knoll on both sides that you cannot see if someone is coming. Locals know and will wait a second or 2 to make sure it is clear to cross. With growing population and traffic, this intersection is getting worse everyday.



Posted by: Valerie Wass | Jul 17, 2017 07:55

Don,

Re-read this awful accident.  The motorcycle was creating a hill and the other driver didn't see it coming.

 

Prayers go go out to all involved in this horrific accident.



Posted by: Don Dickinson | Jul 16, 2017 18:45

Evidently there are too many blind drivers on our roads. If somebody is stopped at a stop sign, how can they "not see" an approaching vehicle????



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