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Teen girl injured in trail accident in Hinsdale

HINSDALE - A 14-year-old girl suffered serious injuries in an ATV accident at the Hinsdale Campground on Saturday.

New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers were called to the Hinsdale Campground at Thicket Hill at 2:53 p.m. Saturday, to respond to an accident involving two off-highway recreational vehicles. The accident occurred near power lines on private property outside of the campground.

The accident involved an ATV and a trail bike. A 14-year-old girl from Bennington, Vt., was operating the ATV heading east on a trail when it collided with a trail bike ridden by Michael Binney, 52 of East Long Meadow, Mass., which was heading north through a trail intersection.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the front wheel of Binney's trail bike struck the juvenile female in the collision. The girl sustained serious injuries and was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital by Hinsdale Fire personnel, where she was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon for further treatment due to the serious nature of her injuries.

The accident is under investigation by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the Hinsdale Police Department.


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