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Man taken by LifeFlight after motorcycle accident

  • A LifeFlight helicopter landed at Dragon Hill Saturday afternoon to transport a man involved in a motorcycle accident to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Aug. 12, 2017. —Recorder Staff/Shelby Ashline

  • A LifeFlight helicopter landed at Dragon Hill Saturday afternoon to transport a man involved in a motorcycle accident to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Aug. 12, 2017. —Recorder Staff/Shelby Ashline

  • A LifeFlight helicopter landed at Dragon Hill Saturday afternoon to transport a man involved in a motorcycle accident to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Aug. 12, 2017. —Recorder Staff/Shelby Ashline


Recorder Staff
Saturday, August 12, 2017

CHARLEMONT — A man was airlifted by LifeFlight to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield following a motorcycle accident shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

According to Charlemont Police Sergeant John McDonough, the accident happened near 45 Main St. (Route 2), just east of Cold River Cafe & Restaurant.

The motorcyclist, a man in his 50s, appeared to be traveling eastbound on a 2005 Harley Davidson when he veered off the road, McDonough said. The motorcycle was the only vehicle involved, and McDonough said the cause of the crash is under investigation.

According to Shelburne Fire Captain Bob Manners, a Charlemont ambulance transported the patient to Dragon Hill in Shelburne Falls where a landing zone was set up for the LifeFlight helicopter.

“Apparently the injuries were severe enough to warrant transport to Baystate in Springfield,” Manners said.

Highland Ambulance out of Goshen intercepted the Charlemont ambulance en route to provide paramedics, Manners added. Manners himself responded to Dragon Hill with a Shelburne fire engine to secure the landing zone.

No further information is available at this time.