PITTSTON — Two adults on a motorcycle and a 13-year-old boy riding his bicycle were taken to the hospital after the vehicles collided Saturday morning on East Pittston Road.

Police said the victims’ injuries were minor.

In the accident, which was reported just after 11 a.m., the motorcycle’s front tire struck the rear tire of the bicycle, throwing the boy to the ground and forcing the adults to lay their motorcycle down on the road.

Hugh Williams, 63, the motorcycle’s driver, and his passenger, Jane Benner, 58, both of Pemaquid, were traveling west on East Pittston Road between Lancaster and Warren roads, approaching the boy, who was traveling in the same direction on the right side of the road, according to Sgt. Galen Estes, of Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office.

Estes said the boy told police he saw the motorcycle approaching from behind and wanted to get out of its way, so he turned his bicycle to cross the road, in front of the motorcycle. The motorcycle’s front tire then struck the rear tire of the bicycle.

Estes said the boy’s parents took him to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, with minor scrapes.

The motorcyclists were taken by ambulance to LincolnHealth — Miles Campus hospital in Damariscotta, with minor head injuries, primarily scrapes, Estes said.

Their 2008 Harley-Davidson sustained minor damage.

Deputy Derek Wing, Gardiner Ambulance and Pittston Rescue went to the accident scene.

Estes said the bicyclist was wearing a helmet and the motorcyclists were not.


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