Conservation Officer Sgt. Glen Lucas
February 18, 2020
Stratford, NH – At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020, Conservation Officers received a call for a single snowmobile crash with injuries. Conservation Officers, Groveton Fire Rescue, Stratford Hollow Fire Department and Groveton Ambulance responded to a staging area near the scene.
60-year-old Michael Grady of Orford, New Hampshire was operating a snowmobile on Trail Corridor 5 in Nash Stream State Forest at the time of the crash. Grady failed to negotiate a slight left turn and went off the trail and into a drainage ditch. He and the snowmobile struck many small trees and a large rock before he was thrown into the woods, missing many large trees.
Grady was wearing a helmet and eye protection at the time of the crash but still sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Conservation Officers and rescue personnel worked together to remove Grady from the ditch and onto Groveton Fire Rescue’s specialized tracked UTV. Grady was transported from the scene to the staging area on Nash Stream Road where he was subsequently transported to Weeks Medical Center for treatment.
The investigation is still ongoing however; it appears that speed was the leading causal factor.