Milford, NH Snowmobile Accident Sends 11-Year-Old To Hospital

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MILFORD, New Hampshire (WBZ NewsRadio) — A snowmobile accident in Milford, New Hampshire left an 11-year-old with serious injuries on Saturday.

At around 12:45 P.M., officers from New Hampshire Fish and Game got reports of a snowmobile crash that left an 11-year-old unconscious. Milford Fire Department, Milford Ambulance Service, and Milford Police responded to the scene, New Hampshire Fish and Game said.

Police determined that Nathan Ball, 42, of Milford, was driving the snowmobile with the 11-year-old passenger when it suddenly accelerated and hit a rock. Both Ball and the 11-year-old were ejected from the snowmobile in the incident, officials said.

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Emergency medical services started to administer treatment to the child at the scene before transporting them to Elliot Hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire for serious injuries. Ball was also sent to Elliot Hospital for injuries. Ball's condition is not known at this time.

Officials believe "excessive speed" played a part in the crash and that neither Ball nor the young child were wearing helmets. In New Hampshire, minors under 18 years old are required to wear a helmet when operating an OHRV or snowmobile.

No other information is known at this time.

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