August 8, 2022

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Teen Flown To Maine For Treatment After Injury On UTV In New

DIXVILLE, NH — A teen who was a passenger on a UTV was flown to Maine for procedure soon after staying injured on a driving trail in Dixville on Sunday.

Jamie Johnston of Nashua was running a 4-seater with 3 youth travellers on Dixie Brook Road as aspect of a team of four UTVs on the trail, the New Hampshire Fish & Recreation Department claimed. Though driving, she struck a bump that was “abrupt and unforeseen,” and led to a 13-calendar year-outdated, who was a rear passenger of the auto, getting to be hurt, Eric Fluette, a conservation officer, said.

“Johnston did not experience any loss of control from the bump and continued to operate on the trail right until she was notified by her travellers that a person of them … experienced sustained a probable damage,” he reported. “Once conscious, she instantly pulled in excess of and assessed the youth.”

The 3 other UTVs in the location turned close to just after recognizing they had misplaced part of their team all over 12:30 p.m. They rendered aid whilst others went to get aid considering that there was no cellphone assistance in the region.

Later, Errol hearth and rescue teams as properly as conservation officers headed to the spot. Firefighters had been “able to react instantly to the site of the UTV with the injured youth,” he explained. Conservation officers, who have been out patrolling on a UTV in the space, responded instantly, he explained.

“From this locale, the youth was transported by Errol Rescue to Errol Airport where by the youth was transferred to a DHART helicopter,” Fluette reported. “The youth was flown to Maine Healthcare Middle for procedure of unspecified injuries.”

Fluette stated the injured teenager was wearing a helmet, eye defense, and making use of a seatbelt, adding, “conservation officers would like to use this incident to remind OHRV consumers of the worth of all occupants employing basic safety gear when out recreating.”