Biker hits SUV making illegal U-turn on interstate

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted June 15, 2012, at 10:28 a.m.

AUBURN, Maine — One man was sent to the hospital and a woman earned a summons after an accident involving a motorcycle and sport utility vehicle Friday morning, police said.

Kathryn Libby, 52, of Leeds was heading southbound on the Maine Turnpike near mile marker 72 when she attempted to make a U-turn at a crossover, according to state Trooper Fern Cloutier.

When she slowed, Jeffrey Jones, 24, of Limington tried to avoid Libby but his Harley Davidson bike struck the Libby’s SUV, the trooper said.

Jones, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered a broken femur and a shoulder injury, according to Cloutier, and was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston for treatment.

Jones’ bike sustained $1,000 in damage while Libby suffered scrapes and bruises in the crash.

Libby was ticketed for attempting to make a U-turn on the turnpike, which is illegal, the trooper said.

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