WINDSOR — A local man was seriously injured Monday when he crashed his motorcycle on Route 17, police said.

Richard Glidden, 34, of Windsor, was taken by a LifeFlight helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with what appeared to be life-threatening injuries, said Kennebec County Sheriff Deputy Michael Bickford.

Glidden was taken to ambulance to a parking lot at the Windsor Fairgrounds to meet the helicopter.

An update of Glidden’s condition at CMMC was unavailable Monday afternoon.

Glidden, who was not wearing a helmet, was alone on the motorcycle, Bickford said. 

The accident occurred shortly after 10 a.m. as Glidden drove his Kawasaki VM 800 west on Route 17, also known as Augusta-Rockland Road. Glidden lost control of the bike near the Route 32 intersection.

“He crossed the center line and attempted to bring the bike back into his lane,” Bickford said.

Glidden was unable to keep the bike upright and was thrown to the pavement, he said.

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