Sgt. Geoffrey Pushee: (603)-271-3361
March 4, 2019
Pembroke, NH – At approximately 1:00 PM on Monday, March 4, 2019, NH Fish and Game Conservation Officers responded to a snowmobile accident off of Plausawa Hill Road in Pembroke. The accident involved a 55-year-old female operator identified as Fiona McCullock of Pembroke, and her minor daughter, who was a passenger on the snowmobile. The accident occurred while the pair was navigating a side hill at a low speed. McCullock and her daughter rolled the snowmobile over on top of themselves, pinning them to the ground. The riders were unable to get the machine off of themselves, but were able to call McCullock’s husband with a cell phone, who was able to respond quickly to their location. Upon arrival at the scene, McCullock’s husband was able to lift the machine off of his wife and daughter and call for further help from emergency personnel. McCullock, who was wearing a helmet, suffered a serious but non-life-threatening injury, and her daughter was uninjured.
McCullock was taken out of the woods on the snowmobile that she was riding, and transported to Concord Hospital for evaluation and treatment of her injuries. Conservation Officers were assisted at the scene by the Pembroke Police and Tri-Town Ambulance. The accident is still under investigation, but based on the preliminary investigation it appears that operator inexperience is the primary cause of the accident. NH Fish and Game would like to remind riders to always pay attention to their surroundings and to ride within their limits; and that it is always a good idea for riders, regardless of age, to take an approved OHRV or snowmobile safety course before heading out on the trails.