Local man suffers head trauma in truck-motorcycle crash
Burnham — An accident involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle that reportedly took place just after 5 p.m. Wednesday night, June 20, resulted in a trip to a Bangor hospital for the Burnham man who was operating the motorcycle.
According to a press release form the Waldo County Sheriff's Office, the accident occurred on South Horseback Road in Burnham at 5:16 p.m.
"The accident involved a 1999 Ford F150 driven by Israel Irish, age 42, of Burnham and a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by Aime Dempsey (male subject), age 64, also of Burnham," stated the release.
Police say the crash occurred when Irish, who was traveling south, made a left turn into a driveway and entered the path of the motorcycle. Dempsey was traveling north and could not avoid the collision with Irish's vehicle. There was extensive damage to the motorcycle and some damage to the passenger side of the truck as a result of the collision.
Irish was not injured in the accident, but Dempsey suffered head trauma and was transported by Lifeflight to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.
"No helmet was found on scene, and based on the injuries sustained by Mr. Dempsey, it is believed he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident," stated the release.
Deputy Nicholas Oettinger was the primary responding deputy. Additional responding officers were Sgt. Dale Brown, Detective Jason Bosco and Deputy Benjamin Seekins, who is performing an accident reconstruction of the scene.
Late Thursday morning, WCSO Lt. Jason Trundy said the sheriff's office has yet to obtain any further information regarding Dempsey's condition.
"Deputy [Nicholas] Oettinger called the hospital this morning, but we haven't heard anything," said Trundy.