NH F&G OFFICER “CRITICAL” AFTER CRASH

by Christian Mower on August 6, 2013

A SPOKESPERSON FOR MAINE MEDICAL CENTER IN PORTLAND SAYS A 49-YEAR-OLD NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME OFFICER WHO LIVES AND PATROLS IN THE MOUNT WASHINGTON VALLEY WAS IN CRITICAL CONDITION THERE TUESDAY AFTER A MOTORCYCLE CRASH SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN WOLFEBORO.

WOLFEBORO POLICE LT. DEAN RONDEAU SAYS CONSERVATION OFFICER SGT. BRIAN ABRAMS LOST CONTROL OF THE 2013 BLACK HARLEY DAVIDSON FAT BOY SOFTAIL CRUISER HE WAS RIDING DOWN A STEEP HILL IN WOLFEBORO SHORTLY AFTER 4 P.M. SUNDAY.

WOLFEBORO POLICE, FIRE-RESCUE AND STEWART’S AMBULANCE RESPONDED TO THE SCENE NEAR 975 BEACH POND RD. AND FOUND ABRAMS – WHO APPARENTLY WAS NOT WEARING A HELMET – HAD BEEN EJECTED FROM THE BIKE DURING THE LOW-SPEED CRASH INTO A NEARBY FIELD, WHERE HE HIT HIS HEAD.

ABRAMS WAS JUST LEAVING A HORSE RIDING EVENT ONE OF HIS CHILDREN HAD PARTICIPATED IN AT HIGH MEADOW FARM. RONDEAU SAYS THE ROAD WAS CLEAR AND DRY AND IT WAS SUNNY AT THE TIME.

ABRAMS WAS AIRLIFTED BY DHART HELICOPTER TO DARTMOUTH HITCHCOCK MEDICAL CENTER IN LEBANON, NEW HAMPSHIRE BEFORE BEING TRANSFERRED TO MAINE MEDICAL.

RONDEAU SAYS HIS DEPARTMENT EXTENDS ITS CONDOLENCES TO ABRAMS’ FAMILY AND THE VALLEY COMMUNITY, SAYING HE UNDERSTANDS ABRAMS IS “AN AWESOME PUBLIC SERVANT.”

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