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Two seriously hurt in truck, motorcycle collision Saturday

By Daymond Steer

CONWAY — Two people were life-flighted to Maine Medical Center Saturday evening after a truck and motorcycle collided on East Main Street in the area of Cobble Pond Farms, said Center Conway fire chief Ray Leavitt.

The motorcyclists were taken to Memorial Hospital before being flown to Portland.
"When they left the scene they were still unconscious," said Leavitt adding Conway and Center Conway Ambulance services did an "excellent job stabilizing the patients."
Leavitt believes the people in the truck were unhurt.
Police logs indicate the accident occurred around 5:52 p.m. The police logs identify the owner and operator of the motorcycle as Michael Gray of Brunswick, Maine. Gray was in critical condition Tuesday afternoon, according to a spokeswoman at Maine Medical.
Conway Daily Sun employee Rick Luksza, who was on his way home from the Fryeburg Fair via East Conway Road, saw Gray and his passenger, a woman, lying in the middle of the road. Luksza stopped to help. Two other people who ran to the scene identified themselves as an EMT and a nurse.
Luksza said he was behind the motorcycle prior to the accident. He saw them at a traffic light at Route 302. When the light changed, the motorcycle turned and Luksza lost sight of them until he came upon the scene.
Luksza spoke to witnesses who said they saw a woman, who was with children, crossing the road and the truck swerved to avoid the pedestrians. The truck then collided with the motorcycle, witnesses said.
The road was closed for at least 45 minutes, said Leavitt. The patients were off to the hospital in about 15 minutes but accident investigation and accident cleanup took some time, said Leavitt.
Additional details from the police were unavailable Monday and Tuesday.

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