Two motorcyclists injured in Route 161 collision
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June 20 edition - MADAWASKA LAKE - Tr. Todd Stetson with the Maine State Police responded to a crash involving two motorcycles on Route 161 in T16R4 at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, according to a statement from Sgt. Brian L. Harris.

Carl Bouchy, 61, of Washburn was operating his 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on Route 161. Riding with him was William Burgess, 63, of Fort Fairfield on his 2007 Triumph.

Burgess was leading the two motorcycles and slowed, attempting to make a left hand turn into a rest area. Bouchy did not immediately notice Burgess was turning. When Burgess turned, Bouchy attempted to brake and turn his motorcycle but could not avoid Burgess and collided with him.

Bouchy sustained several abrasions and complained of pain. Burgess sustained an injury to his leg. Both were transported to Cary Medical Center for treatment. Injuries were non-life threatening. Neither man was wearing a helmet. Both motorcycles sustained significant damage in the accident and were towed from the scene. No charges were filed in the accident.

Units from North Lakes Fire and Rescue and the Caribou ambulance service also responded the accident, according to Darren Woods, chief at North Lakes.