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Berlin dirtbike crash sends Pembroke teen to hospital


Monitor staff
Monday, August 27, 2018

A 14-year-old from Pembroke was sent to the hospital after he rear-ended another rider and went flying from his bike in Berlin on Sunday, said officials from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

The teen, a member of a riding party at Jericho Mountain State Park, was approaching an intersection about 1:30 p.m. when he crashed into another member of his party and was thrown from his vehicle, according to the report.

The young man was aided at the scene by members of his riding party, as well as by an off-duty EMT riding in the area, until authorities arrived, officers said.

Berlin fire, Berlin EMS, Berlin police and Fish and Game all responded to the scene following the call for help, Fish and Game said. The teen was taken from the scene in a special off-road rescue vehicle, then brought by ambulance to Androscoggin Valley Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Fish and Game said.

Officials said inattention at a busy intersection was the main cause of the crash.