Franklin man seriously injured in motorcycle crash

HANCOCK — The Maine State Police said a Franklin man was seriously injured Saturday when a car pulled out in front of his motorcycle in the town of Hancock.

A 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by Wesley Corbin, 52, of Franklin was traveling east on Route 1 in Hancock when a 2006 Subaru Legacy pulled out from Hancock Heights mobile home park and into the path of the motorcycle, police reported.

Corbin was unable to avoid colliding with the Subaru on the passenger side. He and his wife, Karen Corbin, 45, were thrown from the motorcycle, police said.

Wesley Corbin suffered serious injuries and was transported to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital and then transported by LifeFlight to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center.

On Tuesday, a hospital spokesman said Wesley was in fair condition.

Karen Corbin was transported to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital for minor injuries.

Police said the car was operated by Florence French, 76, of Hancock. Her passenger was Rachel Chamberland, 81, of Hancock.

French was transported to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital to be checked out.

The motorcycle was demolished and the car had significant damage to the passenger side, police said.

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Stephen Fay, managing editor of The Ellsworth American since 1996, is a third-generation Californian. Starting out as a news reporter in 1974, he has been an editor since 1976, working in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont before settling in Ellsworth with his wife and two daughters. [email protected]
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