– A Sunday afternoon motorcycle ride to shake off winter’s cabin fever
took a serious turn for a Maine rider after he was knocked off his
bike by a wild turkey.
Jeffrey Russell, 23, of Hartford, Maine, was
being treated for a fractured collarbone Sunday night at Central Maine
Medical Center in Lewiston after the 4:25 p.m. accident.
traveling with a friend on Route 117 between South Paris and Buckfield
in the area around Streaked Mountain when a wild turkey flew directly
into his chest, knocking him backward off his Kawasaki motorcycle and
rendering him unconscious.