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June 09. 2013 8:25PM

Vermont man injured in four-wheeler accident in Pittsburg


PITTSBURG - A Vermont man was injured in an accident involving a four-wheeler Saturday.


New Hampshire Conservation officers received a 911 call at 5:20 p.m. Sunday reporting a four-wheeler accident on Comstock Hill Road in Pittsburg. Dispatchers reported the operator of the vehicle was unconscious but breathing.


Conservation Officers responded to the scene, along with Pittsburg Fire and Rescue and 45th Parallel EMS personnel. Upon arrival, the victim, Roy J. McKinnon Jr., of Beecher Falls, Vt., had gained consciousness.


McKinnon said his right hand had started getting numb, and had turned around while driving the four-wheeler to speak with his wife to ask her to drive to give his hand a break. In doing so, he fell off of the four-wheeler and hit his head on the road, causing him to become unconscious for approximately 10 minutes.


McKinnon was transported to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook 45th Parallel EMS, where he was treated for an injured right hand, injured left shoulder and a concussion.


The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to a contributing factor.


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