A LifeFlight helicopter transported a motorcyclist with head injuries to a Lewiston hospital after motorcycle vs. truck collision at the intersection of Old Augusta Road and Washington Road in Waldoboro the morning of Sunday, July 2.
According to Officer Christopher Spear, of the Waldoboro Police Department, Dean Barlow, 45, of Knox, was operating a black Honda Shadow motorcycle south on Washington Road (Route 220). Chase Macioch, 29, of Warren, was driving a red GMC Sierra pickup truck west on Old Augusta Road, hauling a small trailer.
The collision occurred in the middle of the intersection. Spear said the cause is under investigation.
Spear said the pickup stopped at a stop sign prior to entering the intersection, but a dip in the roadway can make it difficult to see southbound traffic on Washington Road from the stop sign on Old Augusta Road.
The town, after a vote of the board of selectmen, recently placed safety mirrors at the intersection to address the issue.
The officer said there were no passengers in either vehicle. The driver of the truck was not hurt.
Spear said LifeFlight transported the motorcyclist to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.
Spear said the motorcyclist was not wearing his helmet at the time of the collision.
Spear said blood tests will be conducted on both drivers per state protocol.
Lincoln County Communications dispatched emergency services at 9:37 a.m.
LifeFlight, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office, Waldoboro Emergency Medical Services, the Waldoboro Fire Department, and the Waldoboro Police Department responded to the scene. The Friendship Fire Department, Jefferson Fire and Rescue, and the Warren Fire Department assisted with traffic control.
The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office is assisting with accident reconstruction.
Washington Road was closed in the area of the accident during the investigation and cleanup.