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Milan motorcyclist hurt in collision

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:44 PM

MILAN A 72-year-old motorcyclist has been released from the hospital after being involved in a fender bender with a car near his home.

Milan resident Harold E. Maines, of 34 Broad St., suffered head, shoulder and leg injuries after the Edison Drive accident, Chief Jim Ward said. North Central EMS transported the patient to Fisher-Titus Medical Center after the collision at 12:38 p.m. Sunday.

The driver of the car, Elaine Sturgill, 53, backed from her 99 Edison Drive driveway when her car barely bumped the wheel of Maines' bike, Ward said. The chief explained that the collision turned the handlebars of the Honda 50 motorcycle, which sustained very minor damage, but was enough to throw Maines from the bike.

"It was one of the small motorcycles," the chief said.

Sturgill was charged with improper backing. Ward spoke to Maines' son who reported his father was home as of Monday morning.

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