Manchester motorcycle accident results in serious injuries

A 46-year-old Rochester resident riding a motorcycle on Route 11 was airlifted to Maine Medical Center in Portland with life threatening injuries Saturday after colliding with a pickup truck.

Police Cpl. Mike McNeil said authorities are not releasing the names of those involved, pending notification of next of kin.

He confirmed the age and hometown of the motorcyclist and said the driver of the other vehicle, a white GMC Sierra pickup, is an 18-year-old from New Durham.

McNeil said a preliminary investigation revealed the accident occurred as the motorcycle was headed toward New Durham on Route 11. The motorcycle collided with a truck that tried to turn right from Spring Street onto Route 11, he said.

Speed may have been a factor, he said, and a failure to yield may have been involved as well.

The accident is under investigation.