Biddeford man injured in motorbike crash in Arundel

ARUNDEL – A 41-year-old Biddeford motorcycle driver was seriously injured following an accident on Log Cabin Road early Friday, June 17, York County Sheriff Bill King said.

He said Corey Tapley was taken to Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and then transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland after the crash, which happened around 1:30 a.m.

“A York County MP was parked running a speed camera on Portland Road (Highway 1) in Arundel when he observed two motorcycles approaching at high speed,” King said in a news release. “The lead motorcycle, a 2007 Harley Davidson, was initially recorded at 68 miles per hour in a 40 mph zone. This motorcycle quickly accelerated to 101, likely after noticing the deputy.

King said the deputy activated his patrol car’s emergency equipment and attempted to stop the motorcycle.

“The motorcycle turned left onto Log Cabin Road and the deputy quickly lost sight of it,” King said. “The deputy continued down the road and discovered that the Harley Davidson had crashed near 195 Log Cabin Road.”

King said Tapley was not wearing a helmet.

The crash is still under investigation, and King said the sheriff’s office is urging the other motorcyclist to call 324-1113 and ask for Deputy Justin Titcomb.

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