LifeFlight called to transport motorcyclist injured in accident

Jul 31, 2014

Searsmont — The operator of a motorcycle involved in a one vehicle accident in Searsmont was transported by Life Flight after suffering injuries to his arms and legs.

According to a release from Lieutenant Jason Trundy of the Waldo County Sheriff's Office, the accident occurred July 31 just after 9 a.m. Nicholas Light, 25, of Searsmont, dialed 911 at 9:22 a.m. reporting that he had been involved in a motorcycle accident.

Light said that he was off the road and was unsure where his motorcycle was currently located, according to Trundy. Light said that he was bleeding significantly from injuries to his extremities.

The dispatch center was able to obtain an approximate location from Light after pinging his cell phone and Deputies from the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, Searsmont Fire, Searsmont Ambulance and Belfast Ambulance all responded to Lincolnville Road in Searsmont, according to Trundy.

Deputy John McEwen was the first Deputy to locate Light and the accident scene on Lincolnville Road in Searsmont. McEwen used a tourniquet to stop the bleeding on Light’s leg and directed responding EMS units to his location, according to Trundy. Light’s motorcycle was discovered in the woods near his location and it had sustained significant damage. Light was transported by LifeFlight from Searsmont to Easter Maine Medical Center, Trundy said.

The accident is being investigated by McEwen and Deputy Benjamin Seekins to determine the exact cause of the accident.

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