EATON MAN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER ATV CRASH

by Christian Mower on June 28, 2012

AN OFFICER WITH THE CARROLL COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SAYS A 65-YEAR-OLD EATON MAN MAY HAVE HAD AN UNDERLYING MEDICAL ISSUE THAT CAUSED HIS CONDITION TO DECLINE THURSDAY MORNING AFTER HE CRASHED IN EATON.

SGT. TIM THOMPSON SAYS JOHN NELSON WAS RIDING AN ATV AT A NEIGHBOR’S HOUSE WHEN FOR SOME REASON HE HIT A LARGE ROCK ON THE SIDE OF THE PAVED DRIVEWAY. NELSON INITIALLY SUFFERED ONLY MINOR CUTS AND HIS INJURIES DIDN’T APPEAR TO BE SERIOUS, BUT HIS CONDITION WORSENED AND THOMPSON SAYS RESPONDING MEDICAL PERSONNEL CALLED FOR A MEDICAL HELICOPTER TO EVACUATE HIM.

FREEDOM FIRE AND RESCUE AND NORTH CONWAY AMBULANCE AND THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INITIALLY RESPONDED TO 46 LARY ROAD SHORTLY AFTER 10:30 A.M.

MEMBERS OF CENTER OSSIPEE FIRE DEPARTMENT THEN SET UP A LANDING ZONE AT CONSTITUTION PARK OFF ROUTE 25. NELSON WAS DRIVEN BY AMBULANCE TO THE PARK, WHERE A DHART HELICOPTER TOOK OFF WITH HIM SHORTLY AFTER NOON.

NELSON WAS TAKEN TO MAINE MEDICAL CENTER IN PORTLAND. A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE HOSPITAL SAID HE WAS IN “SATISFACTORY” CONDITION FRIDAY MORNING. THOMPSON SAYS HIS OFFICE HAS BEEN JOINED BY NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME IN THE INVESTIGATION OF THE INCIDENT.