CANAAN — Three people were taken to a local hospital Tuesday afternoon after a collision involving three vehicles in a construction zone on U.S. Route 2.

A 2013 BMW motorcycle was hit from behind by a sedan and crushed against a boat being towed by a pickup truck as traffic was stopped by flaggers during the rebuilding of Main Street in Canaan, near Oak Pond Road.

Dale Lancaster, chief deputy of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department, said none of the injuries was life-threatening/

Lancaster said Harold Field, 70, of St. Albans, the driver and lone occupant of a 2000 Chevy Cavalier, told investigators he did not see the motorcycle stopped in front of him and crashed into it, pushing the bike into a boat on a boat trailer towed by a pickup truck.

The driver of the motorcycle, Ronnie Gibbs, 62, of Wisconsin, suffered neck and back pain. His passenger, Terry Gibbs, 55, suffered a possible broken ankle.

Field was taken to the hospital with bumps and bruises.

The driver of a 2010 Chevy Silverado, which was towing the boat and trailer, Natalie Marceau, 24, of Searsmont, was not injured.

Police closed U.S. Route 2 in Canaan from Oak Pond Road westward past Lake George Regional Park in Skowhegan for about 50 minutes during the investigation and cleanup after the accident.

Lancaster said driver inattention on Field’s part was the apparent cause of the accident. He said he doesn’t anticipate charges to be brought.

The motorcycle was destroyed. Field’s car had extensive front-end damage. The boat and trailer had minor damage, he said.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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