JAY — A New Hampshire man was recovering from serious head and facial injuries Tuesday afternoon after his motorcycle was hit from behind the day before.

Timothy McDonald, 22, of Center Harbor, N.H., was listed in good condition Tuesday at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

McDonald was riding his 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle north on Route 4 toward Wilton Monday about 2:30 p.m. and was slowing down when it was struck from behind by a 2007 Dodge van, according to Jay Police Cpl. Jeffrey Fournier. The van was driven by Everett Ayer, 74, of Sumner, who was not injured.

McDonald lost control and was thrown from his motorcycle as it veered across the opposite lane, and his helmet came off. The crash happened just north of where Route 17 intersects with Route 4.

Speed and alcohol do not appear to have been factors in the crash, Fournier said and no charges were filed.

David Robinson — 861-9287

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