A Chesterville man was injured Friday afternoon when his motorcycle crashed into a car on U.S. Route 2 in Farmington.

Peter Rines, 45, was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington with injures that were not believed to be life-threatening, Farmington police Sgt. Michael Adcock said.

The driver of the second vehicle, Boyd Bachelder, 68, of Phillips, and his two passengers were not injured, Adcock said.

Neither speed nor substance use was a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation, Adcock said, adding that charges are not expected.

The crash occurred around 1:40 p.m. Friday as Bachelder drove his 2000 Chevy Cavalier northeast on U.S. Route 2, also known as Wilton Road. Adcock said Bachelder told police that a car pulled out of Knowlton Corner Road in front of him, forcing him to slow down abruptly.

Rines, driving a 1982 Honda Gold Wing, also exited Knowlton Corner Road and failed to see the Cavalier. The motorcycle hit the side of the car, throwing Rines to the ground, Adcock said.

Northstar Ambulance, Farmington Fire and Rescue and the University of Maine Farmington police assisted with the crash, Adcock said.

Traffic was reduced to two lanes but continued to move as crews responded to the crash.

Craig Crosby — 621-5642

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Twitter: @CraigCrosby4

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