Woman Killed in Single-Car Accident
One woman is dead following a single-car crash on Saturday. Police say her husband, who was driving the vehicle, had swerved to avoid a small animal in the roadway.
According to the BDN, 24-year-old Arthi Nandhakumar of Lowell, Massachusetts died Saturday afternoon when her family's vehicle went off Route 102 and rolled over. She was sitting in the backseat and was not wearing a seatbelt when the accident happened, just before 3 o'clock near the parking lot for St. Saveur Mountain in Acadia National Park.
Her husband, who was driving the vehicle, and their five-month old son survived with minor injuries. Police say Pradeep Mohnraj, age 31, was driving north on Route 102 when a small animal ran into the roadway. He swerved to avoid the animal, that he told police may have been a rabbit, and lost control of the car.
Mohanraj was wearing a seatbelt and the infant was strapped into his car seat. The father and son were taken to Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor, and treated for bumps and bruises.