A motorcycle operator and his passenger were hospitalized Sunday night after their bike collided with a compact SUV on Route 202 near Gore Road in Alfred.

Both motorcyclists were thrown from the 1999 Harley Davidson and were severely injured, according to the Maine State Police, which responded to the collision around 7 p.m. The operator of the SUV, who was turning into Shaker Pond Ice Cream when the collision occurred, was not injured, Shannon Moss, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said in a statement.

The motorcycle driver, 54-year-old Carl Peaslee of Farmington, New Hampshire, was flown by helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was listed in critical condition late Monday night.

Peaslee’s passenger, 52-year-old Deborah Turner of Farmington, New Hampshire, was transported by ambulance to the Portland hospital, according to Alfred Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Jarrett Clarke. Both suffered “serious to life-threatening injuries,” Clarke said in a statement. Turner was in serious condition Monday night.

Peaslee and Turner were not wearing helmets, Moss said. The driver of the Subaru was identified as 26-year-old Deleah Brown of North Waterboro. State police are continuing their investigation into the cause of the crash.

In 2017, an 81-year-old man riding a moped was killed at the same intersection when he was hit by a car turning left into the parking lot of an ice cream stand.


Sunday’s crash in Alfred was the second of the day involving a motorcycle. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said that 31-year-old Ryan T. Harrington of Waterford sustained serious injuries after his motorcycle left Maple Ridge Road in Harrison Sunday morning. Harrington was found lying in the road by a nearby resident who heard the crash.

Captain Kerry Joyce said that Harrington was operating a 2007 Honda Rebel and was not wearing a helmet. Evidence at the scene indicates that Harrington’s bike missed a turn, re-entered the road and crashed before skidding across the road.

Harrington was thrown about 25 feet from his motorcycle. He was transported to Maine Medical Center via LifeFlight helicopter.

Harrington was listed to be in critical condition late Monday evening by a hospital spokesman.

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