Oxford man injured in truck, motorcycle collision

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A motorcycle rider was injured Saturday afternoon when he collided with a pickup truck on King Street near Cotton Lane in Oxford.

OXFORD — A motorcycle rider was injured Saturday afternoon when he collided with a pickup truck.

Patrol officer Jim Richardson said Donald Harvey, 44, of Oxford, was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston and treated for broken bones.

Richardson said Harvey was traveling north on King Street at about 2:11 p.m. The truck, driven by Harold Bragdon, 57, of Oxford, was traveling south on King Street near Cotton Lane when it turned into a driveway in front of Harvey.

Neither Bragdon, passenger Mark Young, 27, of Oxford nor two juveniles were injured in the accident.

No charges are being filed in the accident.

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Jeanne Boelsma's picture

Why are no charges being filed?

I don't know what it will take to get drivers to see motorcycles. It's not like they are invisible. Most motorcycles have lights on 100% of the time. A motorcyclist was killed a few weeks in Madison when a 17 year old driver turned left in front of him. No charges were filed in that incident either. Why are these drivers not held accountable? I drive a motorcycle and am a very defensive driver, but I still worry that some idiot will make a sudden turn into my lane without warning, and I won't have time to react. People need to wake up and pay attention when they are driving.

 's picture

I agree...

I've been riding since 1979 and agree with you. At least a "failure to yield" seems to be appropriate for the truck driver. Doesn't make sense....

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