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Burnham man seriously injured in ATV crash

May 06, 2019

Burnham — A 48-year-old man on a ATV suffered life-threatening injuries when he struck the rear tire of another ATV, operated by his son, and was thrown into the road.

The accident happened around 6:40 p.m. on Saturday on Mount Road in Burnham. According to a press release from Waldo County Sheriff's Office, Gerald Erving was riding a 2016 Yamaha four-wheeler when he ran into the rear tire of a 2019 Can AM driven by his 20-year-old son, Zachary Erving, also of Burnham.

Police said the impact cause Gerald Erving to be ejected over the handlebars and onto Mount Road. He was taken to Sebasticook Hospital in Pittsfield and flown by LifeFlight to Northern Light Health/Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with life-threatening injuries. Zachary Erving was not injured in the crash.

Neither of the men was wearing a helmet. Police said speed and alcohol appear to be factors. The crash remains under investigation.

Clinton Police responded to the scene to assist along with Sebasticook and Unity Ambulance services and Burnham Fire Department.


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