Conservation Officer Sgt. Glen Lucas
Conservation Officer Eric Brown
October 14, 2019

Stratford, NH – At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Saturday October 12, 2019, Conservation Officers received a call for a single OHRV accident with injury. Conservation Officers, State Police, and a local Police Department responded to the call.

47 year old Shawn Babkauskas of Dudley, MA was operating his ATV on Donkyville Trail in Stratford, when the right front shock broke causing Babkauskas to lose control of his ATV. It was determined that after the shock broke, the front of the ATV dug into the dirt causing the ATV to flip forward, throwing Babkauskas to the ground. Babkauskas was wearing eye protection but not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Babkauskas was assisted to a personal vehicle by friends he was riding with and transported to Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster for treatment.

After investigating the crash it was determined that mechanical failure was the leading cause of the crash. Babkauskas sustained serious injuries.