Rough trail conditions are being blamed for a snowmobile accident Monday afternoon in Webster that severely injured the leg of a 27-year-old Merrimack man.
According to a press release from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, a 911 call was made shortly before 4 p.m. Monday afternoon by a snowmobiler reporting his riding partner was involved in a crash.
When authorities arrived on the scene on the trail – maintained by the Kearsarge Trail Snails Snowmobile Club – they found Ryan Labee suffering from what was described as a severe leg injury. Labee – who was said to be wearing proper gear, including a helmet, at the time of the accident – was transported to nearby Concord Hospital for treatment.
Authorities say that though the trail was covered, minimal amounts of snow have prevented it from being groomed yet this year.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is reminding riders to always expect the unexpected while on the trails, and to always be prepared for potential emergency situations.