BINGHAM — A Skowhegan man was injured seriously in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident Wednesday night while traveling north on U.S. Route 201. Police responded to the accident shortly before 10 p.m.

Robert Carey, 23, of Skowhegan, and his Suzuki appeared to have left the road on a curve, according to police, who also said speed might have been a factor in the accident.

“Just as you are coming into town, there is a slight curve in the road; and the motorcycle appears to have gone off there and then tumbled across the road,” said Detective Lt. Carl Gottardi, of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department.

Carey, who was wearing a helmet at the time, was injured and taken to Redington Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan by ambulance and then Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor by LifeFlight helicopter.

Police said he appeared to have a compound leg fracture and other injuries. A nursing supervisor at Eastern Maine Medical Center said Carey was in fair condition Thursday afternoon.

The motorcycle, which belongs to Louis Johnson III, 22, of Brighton Plantation, was unregistered, according to police. The district attorney’s office is reviewing the case.

In addition to the sheriff’s department, the Bingham Fire Department and Upper Kennebec Valley EMS also responded to the accident.

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368
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