Woman Seriously Injured After Crashing Snowmobile Into Bridge

PITTSBURG, NH – A woman was injured in a snowmobile accident yesterday. Fish and Game Officials report that at around 4pm 29-year-old Ashley Riopel of Laconia sustained serious injuries after crashing her snowmobile into a bridge in the Northern Indian Stream area.

Members of her riding party assisted her back to Deer Mountain Campground in Pittsburg. While transporting Riopel, they made contact with a groomer operator who subsequently made an emergency call to 911.

Upon receiving word of the incident, Pittsburg Fire Department and 45th Parallel EMS to Deer Mountain Campground on US Route 3 where she was awaiting assistance.

Due to the severity of her injury she was ultimately transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon for further evaluation and treatment.