DAYTON — A motorcyclist had to be transported by ambulance to Maine Medical Center this morning after his bike went off the Height Road in Dayton and struck a tree.

Major William King Jr. of the York County Sheriff’s Department said 44-year-old Mark Cole was travelling west on Height Road when he failed to negotiate a curve and went off the road. The accident took place around 10 a.m.

Cole, who was operating a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle, was rushed to Portland with what King described as serious injuries. Cole was listed in serious condition at Maine Medical Center.