2 snowmobilers collide on trail, suffer serious injuries
PITTSBURG, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say two snowmobilers have been hurt in a collision on a northern New Hampshire trail.
State Fish and Game conservation officers say it appears 25-year-old Richard Walker Jr., of Lincoln, Rhode Island, failed to keep to the right side of a trail while negotiating a right-hand corner Sunday afternoon in Pittsburg. The snowmobile drifted into the oncoming path and collided with a snowmobile operated by 63-year-old Craig Dennis, of Milton, Vermont.
Both men suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. They were put on rescue sleds, then taken by helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.
Officers said both were wearing proper riding gear, including helmets with eye protection.
Medical and rescue personnel from 45th Parallel EMS, Pittsburg Fire and Rescue, Beecher Falls, Vermont, Fire and Rescue also assisted.