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Serious injuries in separate off-road vehicle crashes Sunday

New Hampshire Union Leader

September 23. 2018 11:19PM

Conservation officers say two people suffered serious injuries in accidents involving an all-terrain vehicle and trail bike in Gorham and Berlin on Sunday.

According to Fish and Game, Emily Paulin, 19, of Allenstown was traveling south on Smitty's Trail in Gorham when her ATV hit a rock shortly before noon.

The impact and momentum of the crash caused the machine to roll on top of Paulin. A member of her riding party removed the ATV while a passerby called 911.

Gorham EMS responded by ATV to the scene and transported Paulin out of the woods to an ambulance. She was then taken to Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin.

While Paulin was being transported, conservation officers were called to a second crash on Moose Road trail in Jericho Mountain State Park in Berlin just after noon.

According to conservation officers, Timothy Wood, 29, of Gloucester, Mass., was traveling north on Moose Road toward Brook Road when he lost control of his trail bike going around a turn due to mechanical failure.

Wood's trail bike hit a rock, throwing him and resulting in serious and potentially life-threatening injuries, Fish and Game said in a news release. A member of Wood's riding party rushed to his aid, while another left the scene in search of help.

A short distance down the trail they located deputies with the Coos County Sheriff's Office and asked for their help. Members of the Berlin Fire Department, Berlin EMS, and conservation officers assisted in transporting Wood; he was taken to Androscoggin Valley Hospital.

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