Conservation Officer Richard D. Crouse
May 31, 2022

Sandown, NH – On Saturday, May 28, 2022, at approximately 2:00 p.m., NH Fish and Game Conservation Officers received a report from New Hampshire State Police Dispatch of a dirt bike crash involving one operator on the Rockingham Recreation Trail in Sandown, NH.

At approximately 1:00 p.m., Michael McAllister, 49, of Auburn, NH, was operating a dirt bike traveling Northeast on the Rockingham Recreation Trail, when he attempted to pass another operator causing him to lose control and crash. McAllister’s son, Cameron McAllister of Auburn, NH, was operating a dirt bike behind his father when the incident occurred. McAllister’s son was able to walk McAllister to the nearest road crossing and call for help. McAllister was transported to Windham Urgent Care by a family member from where he was then transported to the Elliot Hospital via ambulance where he was treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries sustained from the crash.

Based on preliminary observations, unsafe passing is the primary cause of the accident which remains under investigation. Had McAllister not been wearing a helmet his injuries would have been severe.

New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers would like to remind all riders to always wear appropriate safety gear while operating OHRV’s and to operate with courtesy to other riders.