3 teenagers seriously injured in OHRV accident
LISBON — Three teenage girls were injured in an off-highway recreational vehicle roll-over collision.
The 13-year-old operator was transported to Cottage Hospital in Woodsville and both 14-year-old passengers were transported to Littleton Regional Healthcare with serious injuries.
Both passengers were eventually moved to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center due to their injuries.
Officials are still investigating the cause of the roll-over, but unreasonable speed, inexperience and inattention appear to have been factors.
None of the occupants were wearing helmets, which likely played a role in their injuries.
As the weather continues to improve, OHRV enthusiasts are reminded to wear proper safety equipment when operating any OHRV on any trail or property.
The New Hampshire state law requires that all operators ages 12 and over must possess either a valid Motor Vehicle Driver’s License or must have successfully completed an approved OHRV or Snowmobile Safety Education Class when operating off their own property. Helmets and eye protection are required by law for any operator under the age of 18 and are highly recommended for all riders and passengers.