Berlin man injured in crash at festival
August 05. 2018 11:46PM
BERLIN — A Berlin man was struck by an ATV he was riding after being thrown from the vehicle when he hit a rock at Jericho Mountain State Park, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said.
Michael Middleton, 67, was riding east on the Pipeline Trail around 2:15 p.m. Saturday when he struck a rock while keeping to the far right of the trail to avoid oncoming traffic during the 9th annual ATV Festival at the state park, Fish and Game said in a release.
Multiple rescue teams were at the park for the festival and an off-road rescue vehicle from the Berlin Fire Department transported Middleton to an ambulance waiting at Jericho Lake Road, then Androscoggin Valley Hospital for treatment of serious but non life-threatening injuries, Fish and Game said.
Middleton was wearing a helmet, which likely saved him from more serious injuries, Fish and Game said.
Middleton was one of three riders taken to the hospital after separate crashes during the festival Saturday, Fish and Game said.