A motorcyclist was killed after crashing his bike on the Cadillac Mountain Summit road in Acadia National Park. The young man was a student at the University of Maine and from the country of Saudi Arabia. The crash occurred on Sunday afternoon. Park spokesman John Kelly said the accident took place at about 4;30 in the afternoon. Witnesses who were interviewed said the driver was operating at a high rate of speed and passing cars in a dangerous manner. Kelly reported that the operator of the motorcycle apparently lost control of his bike on a curve and crashed.
The victim was later identified as
Abdulrahman M. Alamer, age 21, who later died at Mount Desert Island
Hospital as a result of his injuries.
He had been riding down the
Cadillac Summit Road on a red Ducati motorcycle and passing cars when he
skidded off of the Summit Road and striking an enbankment. Rangers
were said to have arrived on scene about five minutes after the crash
and found the victim still alive. The victim was wearing a helmet at
the time of the crash.