LifeFlight transports two seriously injured in Lisbon motorcycle crash

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A 2003 Suzuki Intruder operated by Linden Houle was totaled in an accident Saturday night. Houle and his passenger, Michelle Pinette were airlifted to Central Maine Medical Center via LifeFlight. (PHOTO BY WGME)
A 2003 Suzuki Intruder operated by Linden Houle was totaled in an accident Saturday night. Houle and his passenger, Michelle Pinette were airlifted to Central Maine Medical Center via LifeFlight. (PHOTO BY WGME)

A motorcyclist and his passenger were seriously injured in a crash Saturday night in Lisbon that totaled the motorcycle.

Linden Houle, 43, of Lisbon allegedly ran a stop sign and lost control of his 2003 Suzuki Intruder on School Street while heading towards Route 196 and struck a tree head-on at about 8 p.m., according to a news release from the Lisbon Police Department. Speed and alcohol appeared to have been factors in the crash, which remains under investigation with a charge of Operating Under the Influence pending.

The Lewiston Sun-Journal reports that the call came in at 8:07 p.m., and that Sgt. Ryan McGee and Officer Ellen Stewart responded. Houle and his passenger, Michelle Pinette, 39, of Durham, were airlifted to Central Maine Medical Center via LifeFlight. In addition to Lisbon police and fire, Lisbon Emergency responded.

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