HALLOWELL — A Farmingdale man was taken to the hospital Monday after crashing his motorcycle at the intersection of Middle Street and Litchfield Road.

Dennis Royer, 66, was taken by ambulance to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta with what Hallowell Police Chief Eric Nason described as non life-threatening injuries.

The crash occurred just before 10 a.m., as Royer was driving his 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle south on Middle Street. Royer was bearing right onto Litchfield Road when his motorcycle hit gravel in the roadway and slid out from underneath him, Nason said.

The gravel was kicked up from the side of the road by vehicles making the turn too sharply, Nason said.
Royer was wearing a helmet.

“The helmet apparently did make contact with the pavement, which could have saved him extensive injury,” Nason said.

Royer’s motorcycle sustained minor damage.

Neither speed nor substances was a factor in the crash and no charges are expected, Nason said.

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