Press Release

August 25, 2013

MAN INJURED IN DIRT BIKE CRASH

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Maine Warden Service

--For Immediate Release--

SEBAGO, MAINE – AUGUST 25, 2013: At approximately 10:00 this morning, a man was impaled by a small tree when he was ejected from his dirt bike. In the vicinity of 575 Hancock Pond Road in Sebago on the narrow gauge railroad (exempt) ATV trial system, Scott Killton (age 32 from Naples) was riding his Yamaha dirt bike with four other friends, also on dirt bikes.

While riding, Killton struck a small stump in the trail and was ejected. He landed on a small one-inch wooden stick and it became impaled in his lower back/abdomen. Killton was treated at the scene by Sebago EMS and was then transported by LifeFlight to Maine Medical Center in Portland. All riders were in compliance and riding with full safety gear including helmets. No prosecution is expected in this incident.

(Photo courtesy of the Maine Warden Service. Unidentified LifeFlight employee and rescue personnel. Killton shown in the helicopter.)

No further information is available at this time.

Please direct media related calls to Corporal John MacDonald by calling: Public Safety Dispatch in Gray at 207-657-3030 Email at: john.macdonald@maine.gov