WATERVILLE— An Oakland man was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to a Bangor hospital Saturday after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a Jeep on Kennedy Memorial Drive, police said.

There is no information on the condition of Terry Duran, 38, said a nursing supervisor at Eastern Maine Medical Center.

At around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Duran was traveling east on Kennedy Memorial Drive when a westbound Jeep driven by Matthew Meserve, also 38, of Winslow, turned in front of Duran on the way into J&S Oil Ultra Clean Car Wash, said Sgt. Lincoln Ryder of the Waterville Police Department.

The motorcycle, a 1993 Harley Davidson XLH12, struck the front fender of the 2011 Jeep Compass, ejecting Duran from the bike, said Ryder.

He was not wearing a helmet and was unresponsive, according to police reports from the scene.

Officer Dan Brown of the police department was in the area and came upon the scene almost immediately, said Ryder. Duran was taken by ambulance to Inland Hospital and then transferred to EMMC by helicopter.

The road was closed for about two hours while state police assisted in reconstructing the accident, said Ryder. It remains under investigation.

“There were several people there who helped,” said Ryder. “It is a high traffic area, and although Officer Brown was able to get there quickly, it was good to see people recognize that this was a medical emergency.”

The damage to the motorcycle was substantial, he said. There were no injuries to the driver of the Jeep.

The Waterville Fire Department also responded.

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368

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Twitter: @rachel_ohm


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