Searsmont man seriously injured in motorcycle crash expected to make full recovery

By Ben Holbrook | Aug 08, 2014
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Searsmont — The man who suffered serious injuries and was flown by LifeFlight to a Bangor hospital after crashing his motorcycle in Searsmont is expected to a make a full recovery, police said.

Nicholas Light, 25, of Searsmont, called 911 shortly after 9 a.m., July 31, to report he was involved in a motorcycle crash. Light told dispatchers he was off the road and did not know where his motorcycle was located.

He also told dispatchers he was bleeding significantly from injuries to his extremities, according to previously published reports.

Emergency responders were able to find Light on Lincolnville Road in Searsmont after pinging the approximate location of his cellphone. Deputies from the Waldo County Sheriff's Office, Searsmont Fire Department, Searsmont ambulance and Belfast ambulance responded to the crash scene, according to published reports.

Light was taken by LifeFlight to Eastern Maine Medical Center to be treated for his injuries. His motorcycle, which sustained significant damage in the crash, was discovered in the woods near where he was found.

Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton of the sheriff's office said Aug. 8 that Light underwent multiple surgeries and is expected to make a fully recovery.

Trafton was unable to disclose the extent of the injuries Light suffered in the crash.

The crash is being investigated by Deputy John McEwen and Deputy Benjamin Seekins.

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