The driver of a Harley Davidson motorcycle was seriously injured in collision with an SUV on Route 196 in Topsham Wednesday night. DARCIE MOORE/THE TIMES RECORD

The driver of a Harley Davidson motorcycle was seriously injured in collision with an SUV on Route 196 in Topsham Wednesday night. DARCIE MOORE/THE TIMES RECORD

TOPSHAM

A Durham man was seriously injured in a crash on Route 196 near the River Road intersection Wednesday night.

The crash was reported just before 7 p.m. and the road was closed down for approximately three hours, with traffic detoured down Meadow Cross Road.

According to Topsham Police Sgt. Mark Gilliam, a 62-year-old Durham man was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle west on Route 196. Gilliam said 51-year-old Charles Mountainland of Topsham was driving a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer and as he was turning from River Road westbound onto Route 196, the Trailblazer and motorcycle collided.

According to Topsham Fire Lt. Tom St. Pierre, when rescue personnel arrived, the motorcyclist was on the ground unresponsive. He was transported to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston and remained in critical condition.

Police were not releasing the name of the motorcyclist Wednesday night until the family is notified.

Mountainland was not injured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, Gilliam said. Deputy Brian Carlton with the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department and Brunswick Police Cmdr. Tom Garrepy are reconstructing the crash.

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