Snowmobile crash with damage in Pittsburg | Native information | – Caledonian report


A youth was injured after a snowmobile accident Saturday afternoon in Pittsburg, N.H.

According to NH Fish and Game, the incident occurred around 1 p.m. when the teen was operating a snowmobile on Trail 142 as part of a group of seven snowmobiles. According to testimony and evidence at the scene, the operator tried to make a left exit when she was unable to enter the curve and drove over a dam where she met several trees. The operator suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash and the attendants provided immediate assistance.

After the crash, several bystanders traveled to cell phone coverage to call 911. Pittsburg Fire Department, Pittsburg Police Department, 45th Parallel EMS and Conservation Officers replied. The Pittsburg fire brigade transported the youth from the scene of the accident to a waiting ambulance with their rescue snowmobile. The youth was taken to the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook.

After completing an on-site investigation, it appears that both inexperience and inappropriate speed for the conditions present were factors in this crash. Conservation officials would like to use this incident to remind snowmobilers to be extra careful in the powder snow conditions that prevail across much of the state.



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