Two were injured on Sunday evening after their motorcycle’s rear tire popped, sending them into a ditch in Mercer.

Somerset County Chief Deputy Michael Mitchell said that Randy Moran, 32, of Old Town, was driving his 2004 Honda VTX street bike with a passenger, Megan Donelan, 36, also of Old Town.

Old Town residents Randy Moran and Megan Donelan were injured when the motorcycle they were riding Sunday in Mercer blew a tire and both ended up in a ditch. Photo provided by Somerset County Sheriffs Office

Around 4:15, Somerset County Cpl. Richie Putnam, Deputy Kyle Haseltine and Deputy Craig Dyer responded to the report of the accident, which happened on U.S. Route 2 in Mercer, near the Rome Road intersection. Mitchell said that the bike’s rear tire blew out and Moran tried to stop the vehicle but went east-bound into the ditch.

Both Moran and Donelan were thrown from the bike into the ditch and sustained injuries. Neither of them was wearing a helmet, Mitchell said.

Moran was LifeFlighted to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor as a precautionary measure after hurting his shoulder and possible internal injuries. Donelan was transported to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan for stomach pains following the accident.

The Norridgewock Fire Department and Redington-Fairview EMS also responded to the accident.

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