Sgt. Delayne Brown
August 19, 2019
Weare, NH – On August 17, 2019, at approximately 12:06 PM, New Hampshire Fish and Game received 911 coordinates for a reported Off Highway Recreational Vehicle (OHRV) crash in the Hopkinton-Everett Riding Area. The call was for a sixteen-year-old male from Pelham, NH, who suffered an injury as a result of falling off of the machine he was operating. He was riding with a family member at the time of the crash.
The Hopkinton-Everett Riding area is on US Army Corps of Engineers property, but managed by the NH Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Bureau of Trails and the Merrimack Valley Trail Riders OHRV Club and is open to OHRV use. There are more than twenty miles of trails that are open to OHRV use during daylight hours.
NH Fish and Game joined other first responders from Dunbarton Ambulance, Weare Ambulance, Weare Fire, and the Weare Police Department to locate, treat, and carry out the young operator to Bassett Mill Road to an awaiting Ambulance. He was transported to Concord Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
An initial investigation revealed that the operator lost control while driving over uneven terrain and fell from the machine. He was wearing protective equipment, including riding boots, a chest protector, and most importantly a helmet.
Fish and Game Conservation Officers would like to remind all riders to wear the appropriate safety equipment including helmets while out riding on the trails and have a plan in the event of an emergency. No further information is available at this time.