Belfast moped driver injured in accident

Posted Oct. 07, 2008, at 12:05 a.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 3:24 a.m.

BELFAST, Maine — A local man suffered a broken collarbone and facial injuries when a pickup truck struck the moped he was operating Sunday afternoon.

Steven M. Curtis, 60, of Belfast was taken by ambulance to Waldo County General Hospital after the accident at 2:57 p.m. The driver of the 2000 GMC pickup, Ryan A. Connor, 20, of Belfast, was uninjured.

Patrolman Howard Dakin said the accident occurred when Connor failed to yield the right of way to Curtis’ 2007 moped. Curtis was operating a 2007 moped at the intersection of Poors Mills Road and Pitcher Road and ended up striking the driver’s side of the pickup when Connor, who was traveling down Pitcher Road, failed to yield the right of way. The impact drove Curtis to the pavement and damaged his safety helmet.

Dakin said Connor told him he was looking down Poors Mills Road and never saw Curtis. He was charged with failure to yield at a yield sign and causing a collision.

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