A Jefferson motorcyclist involved in a collision with a Jeep SUV on Winslow Mills Road (Route 32) on July 5 in Waldoboro remains in critical condition at a Lewiston hospital as of Tuesday, July 12.
Communications Director Randall Dustin, of the Central Maine Medical Center, confirmed the condition of the motorcyclist, Mark Blackler, 53.
Blackler sustained injuries to his head and upper body. He was treated at the scene by Waldoboro Emergency Medical Services, transported to the vicinity of the Jefferson Fire Station, and taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center.
The operator and sole occupant of the jeep, Rodney Orff, 79, of Jefferson, was checked out at the scene by Waldoboro EMS and later taken to the hospital by private vehicle to be checked out for minor injuries.
According to Officer Larry Hesseltine, of the Waldoboro Police Department, Orff was attempting to make a left-hand turn from a driveway into the northbound lane of Winslow Mills Road near Orff’s Corner Community Church when the collision occurred.
He said the motorcycle, a 2006 Harley-Davidson, hit the driver’s side of the jeep between its front and back doors.
Hesseltine said the speed of the motorcycle may have been a factor contributing to the accident.