A Maine motorcyclist has been seriously injured following a crash where the other driver fled the scene.

As the weather becomes perfect for getting outside on two wheels (or three), it's critically important that drivers on Maine roads do their part to watch out for riders who are out enjoying the sunshine.

Sure, we should be paying full attention to the road and what we are doing behind the wheel at all times during the year, but we all know that in the summer, especially in Maine, there is a huge increase in motorcycle and tourist traffic alike.

According to an article that was published by WGME 13, a 36-year-old motorcyclist was forced to lay his bike down for an 'unknown reason' yesterday in Portland. After laying the bike down, a driver coming the other way in a vehicle then made a left-hand turn onto Noyes Street from Brighton Ave and striking the rider in the process.

After the driver of the vehicle struck the motorcycle rider, the car fled the scene of the crash. Police say that the rider of the motorcycle was immediately take to Maine Medical Center in Portland with what are considered to be life-threatening injuries.

The crash is still under investigation and there is no word yet on who the driver of the vehicle was. At this time, there is also no vehicle description available either. Hopefully in the coming days, police are either able to identify the driver or at least release information on the type and color of the vehicle that was involved in the incident.

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