Fort Kent teen suffers broken hip in motorcyle accident

Posted June 18, 2014, at 10:27 a.m.

FORT KENT, Maine — A Fort Kent teenager was taken to the hospital with a reported fractured hip after his motorcycle crashed into a pickup truck driven by a friend Monday afternoon, according to information released by the Maine State Police Wednesday morning.

Around 1:30 p.m. Monday, a 17-year-old male was heading west on Marquis Road in Fort Kent on a 1989 Suzuki motorcycle, followed by another 17-year-old in a 2000 Toyota pickup, Sgt. Chad Fuller said in the release.

The accident occurred when the driver of the pickup attempted to pass the motorcycle on a straight section of the road, Fuller said, while at the same time the motorcyclist attempted to turn left.

When the bike struck the truck, the motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown off the machine and suffered a broken hip, Fuller said. The injured teen was transported to Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent by the driver of the pickup. No information on his condition was immediately available Wednesday morning.

It was not known if speed was a factor in the accident.

 

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