Maine Man Loses Leg During Motorcycle Crash Thursday
According to the Kennebec Journal, the crash occurred Thursday in Standish at the intersection of Route 35 and White's Bridge Road.
Officials say that 51-year-old John Huston was riding on Route 35 and came to a stop behind an 18-wheeler at a traffic light. When the light turned green Huston attempted to go around the right side of the 18-wheeler and crashed into a car that was turning left onto White's Bridge Road. First responders say that the motorcycle rider's leg was 'amputated on impact' when the crash occurred.
The vehicle that Huston crashed his Harley Davidson into was being driven by 78-year-old William English from Windham. English, nor his passengers, were injured during the crash, though his vehicle appeared to have sustained major damage.
After the crash, Huston was transported to Maine Medical Center with serious injuries. The Kennebec Journal indicates that the crash was being reconstructed by the Windham Police Department and investigated by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.
We will keep this story updated as more information is made available to us. Currently, there is no report on the condition of the motorcycle rider since arriving at Maine Medical Center. There is also no information on the driver of the 18-wheeler that the motorcycle attempted to pass on the right.
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