CO Richard D. Crouse
August 4, 2019
Chester, NH – On August 4, 2019, around 6:00 pm, a New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officer responded to a reported single trail bike crash on private property off Lane Road in the town of Chester.
After investigating the crash, it was determined that Jacob Normandin, 21, of Derry, New Hampshire, was doing a “wheelie” with his trail bike and struck a stump causing him to be thrown over the handle bars. Normandin was operating on private property, which he was permitted to be on. Normandin sustained serious non-life-threating injuries resulting from the crash. Derry Ambulance transported him to Parkland Medical Center in Derry New Hampshire.
Derry, Chester’s Fire and EMS personnel, and Chester Police Department assisted NH Fish and Game with the crash scene.
The operator was highly experienced with operating a trail bike; however, lack of knowledge regarding trail obstructions was a contributing factor. Fish and Game would like to remind all riders to operate within their capabilities and to keep all tires on the ground for optimal safety.