Calif. woman seriously hurt in Columbia snowmobile crash

First responders with the Colebrook Fire Department and the 45th Parallel EMS, along with Fish and Game conservation officials, help transport a Los Angeles woman to an ambulance following a crash on a snowmobile trail in Columbia Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.

Calif. snowmobile rider seriously hurt in Columbia crash

Caroline Pardilla, 47, of Los Angeles, suffered serious injuries after crashing this snowmobile (right) into a tree on a trail in Columbia on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, according to Fish and Game officials.

COLUMBIA — A Los Angeles woman was seriously injured crashing her snowmobile into a tree Friday afternoon, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game.

Caroline Pardilla, 47, was making a downhill left turn on Corridor 5 Trail when she lost control and drifted into heavier snow just prior to the wreck, they said.

The accident happened just after noon and Pardilla’s riding partners were able to call 911 for help.

Colebrook Fire Department used an all-terrain vehicle to carry Pardilla to an awaiting ambulance. Pardilla was taken to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook and later airlifted to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine, for further treatment.

Rider inexperience was the primary factor in the crash, Fish and Game said.

45th Parallel EMS of Colebrook assisted at the scene along with Fish and Game conservation officers.