Monday, July 17, 2017

2004 - MAN DIES AFTER RIDING BIKE INTO CLOSED GATE

Stephen Kennedy - MAN DIES AFTER RIDING BIKE INTO CLOSED GATE
Acadia National Park - published April 5, 2004
A man from Washington State died saturday afternoon in acadia National Park after riding his bicycle into a closed gate on the Park Loop road, according to park officials.
Stephen Kennedy, 63, of Washouga Wash., died after his bicycle collided with a closed barrier gate near the intersection of Otter Cliffs Road, park officials indicated Sunday in a press release.  The Barrier gate is kept closed in the winter to block vehicular traffic from using that portion of the Park Loop road between Otter Cliffs and Seal Harbor.
Kennedy was riding with his son, andrew when the accident occurred at 3;45 p.m., the statement indicated.  Kennedy was taken by ambulance to Mount desert Hospital in Bar Harbor, where he died later Saturday evening.

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