Sgt. Geoffrey Pushee
August 22, 2019
Concord, NH – On August 22, 2019, NH Fish and Game Conservation Officers responded to a fatal All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) accident in Concord, involving a 17-year-old male from Chicago, Illinois.
At approximately 5:00 p.m., the victim and a group of friends had been taking turns riding an ATV behind a residence in Concord, where they were visiting. The victim was taking his turn on the ATV when one of the friends heard a loud crash. The group of friends ran out to investigate and found the victim unresponsive. The friends quickly began CPR and called for help from emergency personnel. Upon receiving the call, the Concord Fire Department quickly arrived on scene and transported the victim to Concord Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
The on-scene investigation showed that the victim lost control of the ATV and struck a tree at a high rate of speed. The victim was riding on private property, where he did have permission, but unfortunately was not wearing a helmet. Conservation Officers were assisted on scene by the Concord Police Department.
The accident is still under investigation but based on the preliminary investigation it appears that
speed and inexperience are the primary contributing factors in the collision.
Fish and Game would like to remind all riders to operate within their capabilities and that state law requires for all individuals under the age of 18 to wear a helmet and eye protection while riding Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles (OHRVs).