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November 9, 2009     

Stoneham, Mass., Woman Injured in Sunday ATV Crash in N.H.

CONCORD, N.H. – A Massachusetts woman was injured in an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) incident in New Hampshire on Sunday, November 8, 2009.  Amy Vaughan, age 24, of Stoneham, Mass., sustained non-life threatening injuries when she was thrown from her machine after hitting a tree stump near a trail in the Hopkinton-Everett OHRV Recreation Area in Dunbarton, according to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

Vaughan is an experienced rider and was wearing a helmet.  She was riding a Suzuki Quad Runner four-wheeler in the Hopkinton-Everett OHRV Recreation Area along with several companions, also on ATVs.  She left the trail and hit a nearby tree stump. The collision threw her over the handle bars and into another tree, causing the injuries.

Emergency responders were notified of the incident at approximately 11:00 a.m.  The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, along with the Dunbarton Police Department, Dunbarton Fire and Rescue, and Concord Fire and Rescue, came to her aid. 
Vaughan was transported by ambulance to the Concord Hospital Emergency Room for treatment. 

While the investigation is on-going, it does not appear as though speed or alcohol were a factor in this incident, according to Fish and Game Conservation Officer Sgt. Dave Eskeland.

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Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle safety links:  www.Ride.NH.gov.

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