Fryeburg, M.E. – A Motorcyclist was injured after nearly colliding with a car in Fryeburg Tuesday. According to Fryeburg Police at around 4:15 Tuesday evening an 49-year-old Albany man driving his 2004 Honda motorcycle east on Route 302 attempting to pass a right hand turning car on the left. At the same time a 54-year-old Brownfield woman operating a Silver 2000 Mercury was pulling out of the Thriftway Supermarket parking lot and she failed to see the passing motorcycle.
The operator of the motorcycle laid the bike down to avoid collision with the car resulting in damage to the bike and injuries to its operator. According to Fryeburg Police Chief Joshua Potvin the man was not wearing a helmet. The motorcyclist was transported to Bridgton Hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and is in stable condition at this time. Responders from Fryeburg Police and Fire and Rescue closed route 302 for about half an hour while the accident was investigated.
Chief Potvin said “Route 302 in Fryeburg is the second largest point of entry for vehicle traffic into the State of Maine, second to Interstate 95 in Kittery. The crash happened just east of the Police/Rescue Station so a prompt response avoid may have avoided additional injuries and collisions. We wish the operator a speedy recovery.”