BELMONT, Maine — A Searsmont man suffered serious injuries Tuesday afternoon after apparently crashing his motorcycle into a car while traveling on Route 3.

Wilbur Fogg, 23, who was riding a 1993 Harley Davidson Sportster, passed a vehicle and then struck another vehicle in the rear, causing him to lose control of his motorcycle, according to a media release issued Wednesday morning by Sheriff Jeff Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

Fogg, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown off his motorcycle and struck a mailbox fixture on the side of the road, Trafton wrote. He suffered injuries to his head and body as a result of the crash.

Trafton said that Fogg was taken to Waldo County General Hospital by Belfast Ambulance, and from there was later taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor by ambulance. Although medical personnel called for a LifeFlight of Maine helicopter, the weather conditions kept the helicopter on the ground.

The crash is being investigated by deputies Kevin Littlefield and Jonathan Shaw, with the help of Sgt. James Greeley. Members of the Belmont Fire Department also assisted at the scene of the crash.

A spokesperson at EMMC said Wednesday afternoon that Fogg was in critical condition.