NEWINGTON, N.H. — A motorcycle rider from Eliot, Maine, was injured Thursday in a crash with a truck outside the entrance of the Fox Run Mall.

According to Newington police, 42-year-old Eric Hardy suffered a head injury in the 12:32 p.m. collision. The severity of his injuries is unknown, although a police spokesman said they are not believed to be life threatening.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Newington Police Sgt. Tim Stuart said Hardy was driving his motorcycle east on Fox Run Road, traveling straight through the intersection, with the mall behind him, when the vehicle collided with a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. The truck was heading north on Woodbury Avenue at the time.

Newington police officers and firefighters responded to the scene, as did a contingent of firefighters from the emergency response team at Pease International Tradeport.

Police directed traffic through the four-way intersection near 40 Old Dover Road for at least an hour after the collision. At about 1 p.m., the motorcycle was resting on the ground in the middle of the intersection, and the red Toyota truck was overturned on its side about 30-feet away near the median strip.

An American flag, a pillow and a stuffed monkey were among the pieces of debris that remained in the roadway.

Deborah Lord of Farmington the 56-year-old driver of the truck, suffered minor injuries in the crash, but did not seek treatment at the hospital, Stuart said.

Stuart said police have no indication that alcohol or speed were factors in the crash. Neither driver has been issued a citation, he said.

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