NEW GLOUCESTER — A 24-year-old man is hospitalized with a broken femur and a shoulder injury after colliding with a sport utility vehicle that police say was making an illegal U-turn on the Maine Turnpike in New Gloucester today.

Jeffrey Jones of Limington was traveling northbound on his Harley-Davidson at about 7:30 a.m., following behind a Chevrolet sport utility vehicle driven by Kathryn Libby, 52, of Leeds when the SUV slowed rapidly as it approached a median crossover, said Maine State Police Trooper Fern Cloutier.

The motorcycle swerved to the left of the SUV, which then turned into its path as it moved to enter the crossover, Cloutier said. The motorcycle hit the driver’s-side rear door and Jones was thrown into the crossover.

Jones was not wearing a helmet but appeared to suffer only leg and shoulder injuries. He was taken to Central Maine Medical Center. Libby complained of bruises, Cloutier said.

Libby was issued a summons to appear in court on a charge of illegally entering a highway crossover space.