Two Men Injured In OHRV Crash In Colebrook

by Christian Mower on June 9, 2015

IMG_1703Colebrook, N.H. – Two Berlin men got lucky only suffering minor and non-life threatening injuries after a failed jump attempt of an ATV in Colebrook. Yesterday afternoon 39-year-old Eric Lebeau and 40-year-old Robert Maider, crashed an Arctic Cat Wildcat side-by-side in a field in Corridor C of the “Ride the Wilds Trail” just north east of Route 145 and Hughes Road. According to NH Fish and Game Lebeau stated that he asked Maider if he wanted to “jump the berm” that was in the field. Maider agreed, and the vehicle went airborn off of the berm and nose dived into the ground. Neither Lebeau nor Maider had helmets on and neither was wearing seatbelts. Maider was ejected from the machine before it came to rest on its roof with Maider’s arm pinned underneath it. Lebeau also sustained injuries that were non-life threatening. At around 2:15 PM on Monday Colebrook Dispatch contacted New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers to report the crash. The 45th Parallel EMS, Colebrook Fire and Rescue along with many volunteers assisted in assessing the patients, getting them to the ambulances, and transporting them to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook. Fish and Game Conservation Officer Glen Lucas said Speed was the contributing factor in the crash, and Lebeau will be cited for the violation.IMG_1692IMG_1701

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