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Dunbarton boy badly injured in OHRV crash

New Hampshire Union Leader

August 05. 2017 11:38AM

CLARKSVILLE - A 16-year-old Dunbarton boy suffered serious injuries Friday night after the off-road, four-wheel drive vehicle he was riding on as a passenger flipped onto its side, Fish and Game officials reported.

The operator was doing "donuts" on private property, Fish and Game said.

Matthew Fleming was brought by ambulance to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, where he was immediately transferred to a Life Flight of Maine helicopter and airlifted to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine, for treatment.

Ronald Bisson, 56, of Penacook was charged with operating an OHRV in an unsafe manner and carrying a passenger younger than 18 who was not wearing a helmet or eye protection.

State police, Pittsburg police, Pittsburg Fire and Rescue, the 45th Parallel EMS and a New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officer all responded to the 5:05 p.m. crash on Minik Drive in Clarksville.

They found Fleming badly hurt after the machine, also known as a utility task vehicle, had flipped onto its right side while Bisson was doing donuts on the grass surface of his camp property while Fleming was riding as a passenger.

Fish and Game officials said Bisson was cooperative with officers and concerned about the well-being of the injured passenger.

Impairment by drugs or alcohol was ruled out as a factor in the crash during the on-scene investigation, and the probe continues, officials said.

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