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Two men injured in snowmobile crashes

New Hampshire Union Leader

January 28. 2018 8:52PM

Two out-of-state men suffered non-life threatening injuries in snowmobile crashes Saturday in the Granite State.

New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers say a Massachusetts man was injured Saturday, after the snowmobile he was operating rolled onto its side, pinning him between the machine and an icy snowbank.

According to Conservation Officer Christopher Egan, a man identified as Roy Piatelli, 56, of Bridgewater, Mass., suffered non-life-threatening injuries around 11:20 a.m. Saturday while attempting to navigate his snowmobile between two icy snowbanks along Hatty’s Way in Pittsburg. Piatelli was transported by 45th Parallel Ambulance to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook for further evaluation and treatment. According to Egan, Piatelli was wearing a full-faced helmet and proper riding gear at the time of the incident, and neither speed nor alcohol are considered factors in the crash.

Conservation officers also said a Texas man was injured in a crash in Lincoln Saturday afternoon.

According to Conservation Officer Jonathan Demler, around 2:10 p.m. on Saturday a man identified as Juan Carrillo, 44, of Fulshear, Texas, was

riding a rental snowmobile with a passenger when he encountered a sharp turn while descending from a bridge crossing.

According to Demler, Carrillo’s snowmobile left the trail, traveled up a steep slope and hit a tree, throwing the Texas man against the tree.

Carrillo was transported by other members of his riding group back to the snowmobile rental office, where he was treated by first responders from the Lincoln fire department and ambulance service. After reviewing the accident scene investigators determined rider inexperience and trail conditions were contributing factors in the accident.

Carrillo and his passenger were wearing helmets and appropriate riding attire, said Demler. The passenger, who was not identified, was checked out by medical personnel at the rental office and was unhurt. Carrillo was transported to Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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