SIDNEY — A man was killed Friday afternoon after the motorcycle he was driving crashed into a tree on Quaker Road.

Maine State Police were at the scene but released no details Friday, including the man’s identity.

Beth Dickens, who lives across the street from the accident site, said she was in her bedroom window looking out when she saw the motorcyclist crash.

“I just saw him lose control and fall off his bike,” she said. “People don’t usually expect the turn at the top of the hill, It’s not much of a turn, but it’s enough.”

Dickens said the single rider was traveling south on Quaker Road.

“He didn’t have any protective gear on — nothing,” she said. “No shoes, no shirt, just shorts. There was nothing I could do when I got over there.”

With Dickens was Renee Nelson, who lives down the street. Nelson said she jumped down to the motorcyclist and “he had no pulse.” She said emergency responders on the phone were trying to talk her through aiding the fallen rider, but “I just told them, ‘He’s gone. We can’t do anything now.'”

Nelson said the location of the crash is a dangerous curve in the road and that she had seen several accidents on the hill. Both Dickens and Nelson also said there was no other traffic on the road and the conditions were clear and dry when the crash occurred.

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