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CO Bradley Morse: 603-271-3361
Capt. John Wimsatt: 603-271-3129
September 4, 2012

Canterbury Woman Seriously Injured in ATV Accident

CONCORD, N.H. – A 51-year-old woman was seriously injured in an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) rollover in Northfield Monday night (September 3, 2012).  The incident occurred about 6:40 p.m. Liane Hoyt of Canterbury was operating an ATV on a snowmobile trail in Northfield when the machine rolled over on top of her, causing serious injuries.  She was riding with a group, but none of the other riders saw the accident happen.  When her companions reached her and got the machine off her, she was unconscious.  They called 911 for assistance.  Hoyt had not been wearing a helmet.

Tilton/Northfield Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the scene with an ambulance, along with Northfield Police and a New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officer. Hoyt was transported to Concord Hospital, then airlifted by DHART helicopter to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

"This serious incident underscores the importance of wearing a helmet when operating an ATV or snow machine," said Fish and Game Conservation Officer Brad Morse.

The incident remains under investigation by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

No further information is available at this time.

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