Two teen-aged boys on bikes were injured after being hit by a truck on Union Road in Waldoboro Friday night.

Waldoboro Police said Joseph Benedix, 24, of Waldoboro was driving south on Union in a refrigerated box truck when he came upon two boys with bikes stopped in the south bound travel lane talking to two pedestrians at about 8 p.m.

Benedix said when he spotted the teens in the road he tried to swerve away but struck the bike closest to the center line. A 15-year-old boy was thrown from the bike and landed on the shoulder of the road. Police said his bike struck his 14-year-old companion.

The 14-year-old was taken to Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta with a leg injury and transferred to Maine Medical Center in Portland. The 15-year-old, who sustained serious head injuries, was flown to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

Neither boy was wearing a bike helmet, police said. The pedestrians were not hurt.

Police are continuing to investigate the crash. They did not release the names of the teenagers involved.

Beth Quimby can be reached at 791-6363 or at:

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