Motorcyclist hits horse-drawn carriage; seriously injured

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JEFFERSON, Maine (AP) - A motorcyclist has been seriously injured after colliding with the back of a horse-drawn carriage in Jefferson.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says glare from the setting sun may have been a factor in the crash Wednesday evening.

The motorcycle hit the left rear of the buggy carrying three Amish men as it was going up a hill on Route 32, also known as Waldoboro Road. The motorcyclist, 38-year-old Stephen Grant, of Thomaston, was taken to the hospital in Damariscotta and then flown to Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Two of the passengers of the carriage from Whitefield, Maine, were treated for injuries at the scene. A sheriff's office detective says the horse had minor injuries and was lame.