The rider, identified as a 52-year-old man from Colorado, was treated for his injuries at the scene but refused transport to a local hospital.
The accident occurred around 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2011 on Carl Broggi Highway in Lebanon, Maine. The GMC Pickup was travelling westbound and slowed to make a left turn onto Long Swamp Road. The driver of a 1998 Harely-Davidson, who was driving behind the truck, attempted to pass the truck on the right. At the same time, the driver of the truck changed directions to turn right onto Center Road and collided with the motorcycle.
The rider was thrown from the motorcycle onto the pavement and the motorcycle sustained extensive damage. The pickup truck also sustained damage in the accident but the driver was uninjured.
The intersection where the incident occurred has seen three accidents in the past 30 days, including one at 10:31 a.m. on Sunday, July 17 and another on June 8.
“It’s a very dangerous intersection due to the visibility of traffic coming down on Carl Broggi Highway in both directions,” said Assistant Chief Jason Cole of the York County Sheriff’s Department.
The accident is still under investigation and the York County Sheriff’s Department was unable to disclose the names of the individuals involved in the accident.
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