Comments for: Man killed when motorcycle crashes into pickup truck

Posted Nov. 17, 2012, at 1:52 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 17, 2012, at 5:33 p.m.

KITTERY | A Somersworth, N.H., motorcyclist was killed Saturday when his 2009 Harley Davidson crashed into a pickup truck in Kittery. Christopher Flayhan, 53, died at the scene of the accident on Brave Boat Harbor Road, according to a news release from the Kittery Police Department. Officers from the …

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  • Anonymous

    It was such a beautiful day for a ride. This is a tragedy. My condolences and prayers to the family and loved ones of the deceased.

    • Anonymous

      I’m old enough to remember the Sunday drive…the whole family would pile in the car and off we would go to nowhere….slow and long. Those days are gone, everyone is in a hurry and have too much to do.

  • Anonymous

    Just put my bike away for the season, the conclusion of my 36th year riding. It’s been a terrible year for bikers in Maine with more than 20 fatalities. Some have been the riders’ faults, some, 4 wheelers’ fault, and some, the result of stupid behaviors. In all cases, the deaths touch so many others. Here’s hoping that the remainder of this season and the years ahead are better to the bike community. Ken Fogelman

    • Anonymous

      I pray that you are right, but I fear that not much will change. I’m closing in on 60 and don’t ride any longer. With a new granddaughter this year I won’t entrust my life to some people that are drunk, drugged and texting any more. Too much to live for.

      • Anonymous

        After being run over and/ or ran off the road on numerous ocassions
        the fun is gone from even a quiet sunday afternoon putt.
        The car drivers on the road these days are simply out of control.
        Too risky.
        I will stick to the off road trails from now on.
        Helmets do save lives.

  • Scott Harriman

    “Officers from the Kittery, York and Maine State police departments are
    working to reconstruct the accident, which happened shortly before 11:30
    a.m.”

    If they are still reconstructing it then why is it already labeled an “accident”?

    Only a very small minority of crashes are accidents. Most are caused by humans making poor decisions.

  • Anonymous

    That road is so curvy and hilly, it used to be a nice ride back in the day when folks took their time and there was less traffic. Scary to drive in a car now, let alone a bike. Condolences to Mr. Flayhan’s family. Nod to BDN, as the Portsmouth paper doesn’t have a story on this (at 7:30pm).

  • Juniors Farm

    I can remember when my family use to cut the fields for hay through that area to feed the cows back in he 60s and I was so proud being about 12 years old to haul a load of bailed hay back to the farm using a 1948 John Deer “B” and listening to it Johnny Pop as it rolled.Traffic was much less then and I,m sure a few folks got irritated by being stuck behind a slow moving farm tractor.Haven’t been on that road in about 45 years until last year,took a road trip there and was in my 36 ft R.V. pulling my car,and you talk about memories!..And now,as then,I,m contentious of traffic behind me and would let traffic go around me.Condolences to the family.

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