DIXFIELD — A Carthage man was injured in a motorcycle accident Thursday evening.

Tyler Jamison, 20, was traveling north on Weld Road, Route 142, 2 miles north of Route 2, when he lost control of his recently purchased Harley-Davidson motorcycle on a curve and landed in a deep ditch on the east side of the highway.

Jamison, who was not wearing a helmet, sustained a broken femur, in the crash. He was transported by Med-Care Ambulance to Rumford Community Hospital at 7:05 p.m.

Excessive speed by the operator is the alleged cause of the accident, Dixfield Police officer Anne Edmunds said.

Neighbors at the scene reported seeing Jamison traveling at an estimated 60 mph in the posted 35 mph zone.

Jamison told emergency responders tending to his injuries that he was rushing home (to Carthage) to avoid getting wet in an approaching rainstorm, Scott Dennett, Dixfield fire chief, said.

The accident was called in by neighbors at the crash scene at 6:41 p.m. Edmunds was the first emergency responder at the accident scene.

Other emergency responders to Dixfield’s Thursday evening accident included Dixfield Fire Department Ladder One with three DFD firefighters, a Med-Care Ambulance Unit and Mexico Police officer Dan Carrier.

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