Two people were injured Saturday afternoon after jumping out of a moving pickup truck whose brakes malfunctioned on a logging road in central Somerset County, according to the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Damien Raymond, 34, of Oakland, and Julie York, 31, of Skowhegan, were returning from fishing on Palmer Pond Road in the unorganized township of Mayfield around 3 p.m. and were going down a steep hill when the brakes on their truck stopped working and they decided to jump out, said Cpl. Ritchie Putnam of the sheriff’s office.

“It’s still under investigation, but they’re certainly lucky they weren’t hurt worse than they were,” Putnam said.

Raymond and York were taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor to be treated for injuries. Putnam said Raymond fractured his leg and was being evaluated for a possible head injury while York had scrapes and abrasions.

The truck, a 1989 GMC pickup, went off the road and was lodged in trees not far from where the pair jumped out, Putnam said.

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368

Twitter: @rachel_ohm

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