Conservation Officer James Cyrs III
May 25, 2019
Berlin, NH – Shortly before 3:45 P.M. on Saturday, May 25, 2019, a man sustained serious injuries when he crashed the ATV he was operating. Nelson Rivera, 41, of Meridan, CT, was traveling on the Turbine Trail with a group of friends when he failed to negotiate a turn. Members of his riding party immediately rushed to his aid and placed a call to 911.
Upon receiving word of the incident, Berlin Fire Department, Berlin EMS, Coos County Sherriff’s Deputies, and Conservation Officers responded to the scene. First responders transported Rivera out of the woods by way of a Berlin FD side-by-side to a waiting ambulance. Due to the nature of the injury, he was transported to Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin for further evaluation and in turn was transferred by DHART helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon for treatment.
The operator was wearing a helmet that was not properly strapped, and speed is considered the primary cause of the crash.
Dummer, NH – At approximately 7:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 25, 2019, a woman sustained serious injuries when the side-by-side in which she was riding as a passenger crashed. John Bonner, 33, of Rochester, NH, was operating a side-by-side on private property with his passenger, Amber Linscott, 33, of Farmington, NH, when his operation caused the machine to rollover.
Bystanders of nearby camps came to their aid, lifting the machine upright, freeing Linscott who was pinned inside of the vehicle, while a 911 call was placed for medical aid. Upon receiving word of the incident, Milan Fire Department, Milan-Dummer EMS, a NH State Police Trooper, and a Conservation Officer responded to the scene. Due to the nature of her injury and the nature of crash, she was transported by ambulance to Androscoggin Valley Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
Operator and passenger were wearing seatbelts and were not wearing helmets; dangerous operation is considered the primary cause of the crash.