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Sandown woman crawls for hours after serious injuries in ATV rollover

August 09. 2018 2:08PM

SANDOWN — A 32-year-old Sandown woman suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries after her All-Terrain Vehicle rolled on top of her Wednesday afternoon, according to Fish and Game officials.

A conservation officer went to a Walnut Hill Road residence about 12:15 p.m. for the reported accident.

Melissa Nolet had been driving a four-wheel ATV about 8:30 a.m. when she lost control, flipped and it rolled on top of her.

Fish and Game officials said Nolet was able to quickly free herself but was unable to walk.

With no cell phone or any other way to seek help, officials said Nolet crawled the three-tenths of a mile back to her home. Once she got there, she yelled for help until a neighbor came to her aid and called first responders.

Sandown Fire and Rescue brought Nolet to Parkland Medical Center in Derry for treatment. She was not wearing any protective gear at the time of the crash, officials said.

The accident is under investigation but Fish and Game officials said it appears driver inexperience was the primary cause.

Sandown police assisted at the scene.

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