AUGUSTA — The city’s chief of police continues to improve after a motorcycle crash left him critically injured.

Chief Robert Gregoire is no longer in the intensive care unit at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, said Augusta police Deputy Chief Jared Mills. He said Gregoire “is now able to devote most of his time to rehabilitating his injuries.”

Gregoire’s wife, Cathy Gregoire, and Augusta police Sgt. Christopher Shaw, both of whom also were hurt in the crash, have been released from the hospital and continue to mend, Mills said. Citing the families’ requests for privacy, Mills declined to provide details about their recovery or whether Robert Gregoire is still at CMMC. A spokesman said the hospital was withholding information on Gregoire’s condition at the family’s request. City Manager William Bridgeo was unavailable for comment Tuesday.

“Everyone involved is progressing, healing and improving,” Mills said. “Some of the injuries will take longer to heal than others, but overall we are very positive and optimistic with everyone’s progress.”

Gregoire, 49, was injured Sept. 6 when he crashed his motorcycle in Jay during an off-duty charity ride. His wife, who was a passenger, also was injured in the crash. Shaw, who was riding another motorcycle behind the Gregoires, saw the crash in front of him and laid his motorcycle down to avoid hitting the couple, according to acting Jay Police Chief Richard Caton.

All three were taken by ambulance to CMMC, where Gregoire initially was listed in critical condition.

Both motorcycles, which are personal vehicles, sustained heavy damage, according to the police report.

Mills said there has been an outpouring of support for the Gregoires and Shaws.

“The families are more appreciative than you know for all the support, cards and well-wishes,” Mills said. “They know they are not lacking in support.”

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