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Speed a factor in two separate Berlin OHRV crashes


August 11. 2017 9:23PM


BERLIN — Speed was considered a factor in two separate off-highway recreational vehicle accidents in Jericho State Park in Berlin Friday afternoon, Fish and Game officials said.

The crashes on different sanctioned trails happened at roughly the same time on Friday, around 4:30 p.m.

Jacob Alvarez de Toledo, 20, of Newburyport, Mass., was operating a utility task vehicle on the Turbine Trail when it rolled onto its side.

A passenger, Daniel Alvarez de Toledo, 22, also of Newburyport, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Memorial Hospital in North Conway for further evaluation and treatment, officials said.

Fish and Game officials are investigating the crash and said speed was a contributing factor.

The other crash, on Brook Road, happened after Hirsh Fischbein, 21, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was operating a rental OHRV when he crashed it into a large orange reflective gate.

The trail was well-marked with a sign warning of the upcoming gate, Fish and Game officials said.

Four people were riding on the OHRV. No one was hurt and everyone was wearing helmets at the time of the crash.

Fischbein was issued a summons for speeding by Fish and Game officials who said the driver will also be responsible for the cost of repairing the gate.

klandrigan@unionleader.com


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