Maine State Police say a teenage girl from Frenchville suffered serious injuries Friday afternoon as a result of a motorcycle accident in St. Agatha.

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Police and emergency personnel responded to Flat Mountain Road shortly after 1 p.m., according to a news release from Corporal Chuck Michaud. The investigation by Trooper Matthew Curtin revealed that a 17-year-old male from Frenchville had been driving his 2008 Yamaha motorcycle with a female passenger.

“While approaching the crest of a hill, the operator rapidly accelerated the motorcycle, causing the female passenger to be thrown from the back of the motorcycle,” Michaud said.

The boy was not injured and was able to maintain control of the motorcycle after his passenger fell off.

The girl was transported by Madawaska Ambulance Service to Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent with what police called “serious, but non-life threatening injuries.” It was anticipated she would later be transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

The 17-year-old boy was charged with Carrying a Motorcycle Passenger on a Learner’s Permit and Driving to Endanger.

“The operator and fortunately, his passenger, had been wearing helmets at the time of the crash,” Michaud stated.