Conservation Officer Levi Frye
Conservation Officer Robert M. Mancini, Jr.
March 9, 2020
Colebrook, NH – At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2020, one male snowmachine operator sustained non-life threatening injuries when the snowmachine that he was operating was involved in a collision. According to the operator, he was traveling through a large field and going over a rise when the snowmachine became airborne and landed on a wooden post. As a result, the operator was ejected from the snowmachine and thrown into the air before hitting the snow-covered ground head first. The collision occurred on Corridor 18 in the Town of Colebrook. The operator was identified as Glenn M. McCabe of Derry, New Hampshire.
After the collision, McCabe and his fellow riders were able to travel a short distance before the snowmachine was no longer operable. The snowmachine sustained major damage in the incident. McCabe was transported to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook by a passerby in a personal vehicle for medical evaluation and treatment. After being notified of the collision, Conservation Officer’s from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department responded to the both the hospital and the scene to investigate.
Based on information gathered at the scene of the collision and through interviews with the McCabe and witnesses, it appears that the collision was the result of operating at speeds excessive for current trail conditions and a lack of familiarity with the trail on which he was operating. The operator was wearing appropriate safety gear and equipment for the conditions. Neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be a factor in the incident. For more information about safe riding, please visit www.ride.nh.gov.