AUGUSTA — A woman suffered serious injury Sunday when she crashed her motorcycle on Western Avenue.

Augusta police declined to identify the woman, who was flown by LifeFlight helicopter to a hospital. Augusta Fire Chief Roger Audette said the woman suffered critical injuries. He was unsure to which hospital she was flown.

The crash occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Western Avenue near Paul Blouin Suzuki, where there is ongoing road construction. Audette said the woman’s motorcycle apparently hit a pothole and threw her to the ground.

The woman was taken by Augusta Rescue to the Turnpike Mall to meet the helicopter.

The woman was wearing a helmet, Audette said.

The section of Western Avenue was closed for about 30 minutes.

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