Ellsworth motorcyclist injured on Cadillac Mountain

By Tim Cox, BDN Staff
Posted Sept. 16, 2013, at 6:04 p.m.

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine — An Ellsworth man was injured when the motorcycle he was driving up Cadillac Mountain went off the road and struck a stone, the National Park Service reported.

Nathan Hardwick, 36, suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries in the Sunday evening accident, according to Ranger Jason Flynn at Acadia National Park.

Hardwick was transported by ambulance to Mount Desert Island Hospital, where he was reported later to be in stable condition, said Flynn.

Hardwick, who was not wearing a helmet, struck a coping stone — one of the stones that line the road — and was ejected from his late model Suzuki motorcycle, Flynn said Monday.

The accident occurred roughly halfway up the mountain in the area near the Bar Harbor overlook, the park ranger said.

Hardwick was traveling up the mountain road and veered into the opposite lane, possibly to avoid an oncoming car, according to Flynn

The accident remains under investigation, the ranger said.

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