A motorcyclist was seriously injured Friday morning in a crash in Turner. Photo courtesy of Maine State Police

TURNER — A motorcyclist was seriously injured Friday morning during a three-vehicle collision on Route 4, where witnesses said the motorcyclist was thrown several feet into the air.

According to Maine State Police Trooper Nathan Jamo, the crash was strikingly similar to a fatal crash in Turner in late June.

Patrick Downing, 27, of Jay was riding a 2017 Harley-Davidson south on Route 4 near the Northland Plaza when he collided with a Mazda driven by Hunter Duguay, 18, of Turner.

Duguay was waiting at the middle left-turn lane at the intersection with Weston Road and turned without seeing Downing, Jamo said.

Downing struck the Mazda on the passenger side and was ejected, Jamo said, adding that several witnesses told him Downing was thrown at least 15 feet into the air.

After the crash, Duguay’s vehicle continued into the intersection and struck a vehicle driven by Kavita Dial, 25, of Canton, who was waiting to turn onto Route 4.

Jamo said Downing sustained severe injuries to his pelvis and lower extremities and was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Downing was wearing a helmet and protective clothing, Jamo said.

Duguay and Dial were not injured, the officer said.


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