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The accident involving this motorcycle — a 1997 Suzuki GSF — closed Old Dover Road in Rochester for several hours Tuesday night. (COURTESY)

Man flown to Maine hospital for head injury Tuesday night listed in satisfactory condition


ROCHESTER — A motorcyclist was seriously injured after being involved in an accident along Old Dover Road Monday evening.

Emergency personnel responded around 6:45 p.m. after a 1997 Suzuki GSF, driven by Christopher Morin, 23, of Lebanon, Maine, was involved in an accident near the Exit 11 off-ramp from the Spaulding Turnpike — Route 16.

The off-ramp and Old Dover Road were closed down while emergency personnel treated the 42-year-old man, who was found in the roadway "several yards" away the motorcycle. He was flown by helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, according to police.

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"He was transported with head trauma and his injuries are serious, but not life-threatening," Capt. Paul Toussaint said, adding it's still unclear whether Morin was wearing a helmet.

As of Wednesday, Morin was listed in satisfactory condition at Maine Medical, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
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The accident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Rochester Police Department at 330-7127. Alternatively, calls can be made to the Rochester Crimeline at 335-6500.
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All calls to the Rochester Crimeline will remain confidential and rewards may be given for information leading to an arrest.
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