CARIBOU, Maine — A motorcyclist was injured Wednesday evening when the vehicle he was operating was sideswiped by a taxicab.
Officer Ed Dubie of the Caribou Police Department said the accident occurred at the intersection of High Street and Bennett Drive just after 6 p.m.
According to Dubie, Mary Adams, 48, of Caribou was driving a taxicab on High Street and preparing to turn left onto Bennett Drive.
The officer was not sure of the name of the cab company.
She apparently did not see Randy Tarr, 59, of Caribou, who was driving his motorcycle in the opposite lane on High Street.
Dubie said that as Adams navigated the turn, she sideswiped the motorcycle.
The officer said he was not sure of the extent of Tarr’s injuries after the accident.
Tarr was taken by ambulance to Cary Medical Center for treatment.
An official at the hospital said Thursday that Tarr was not a patient at the facility, but she had no further information on his condition.
Dubie said Tarr was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. His motorcycle had approximately $1,000 in damage and was able to be pushed from the scene.
Adams was wearing a seat belt. She had no passengers in the cab.
The taxi had approximately $3,000 in damage to the side of the vehicle.
Both were insured.
Dubie said charges in the crash were unlikely.
“It was a plain and simple accident,” he said Thursday.