MILAN — A New York woman was injured when she lost control of her all-terrain vehicle Saturday afternoon.
Laura Roy, 54, of East Moriches, N.Y., was riding on a steep downhill section of the Head Pond Connector Trail when she rolled her vehicle onto its side, and onto her leg, according to a news release from the state Fish and Game Department. Roy was wearing a helmet, but she also struck her head in the accident and went in and out of consciousness, authorities said.
Roy was taken to Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Inexperience with the steep rocky terrain was cited as the cause of the crash.
BERLIN – Youth injured after rolling ATV Sunday in Berlin
Around 11:05 a.m. Saturday, a call was received by dispatchers reporting an ATV rollover on the Pipeline Trail in Jericho State Park.
According to conservation officers, a youth from Baiting Hollow, N.Y., was the sole operator — accompanied by an adult — when they fell off while trying to navigate rocky terrain.
The youth was treated by good Samaritans, who performed basic first aid as they waited on the trail for the first rider to return.
The youth, whose age was not given by Fish and Game officials, was then relayed to Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin.
Conservation officers said inexperience with rocky terrain was the leading factor in the crash.