May 17, 2015 5:52 PM
ATV flips in Kingston, injures two riders
KINGSTON – An all-terrain vehicle that flipped backwards onto two people as they were riding up a steep incline injured them both on Sunday morning.
Christopher Brown, 42, of Hampstead, was operating his four-wheeler with Tara Levesque, 24, of Bedford as a passenger in a gravel pit area west of Route 125.
Kingston Police and Kingston Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. Brown was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Massachusetts with non-specific head trauma, and Levesque was transported by ambulance to Exeter Hospital where she was treated and released.
Conservation officers from the N.H. Fish and Game Department say it does not appear that impairment or speed were a contributing factor. However, inexperience may have played a role.
The officers also noted that both subjects were wearing full-face helmets and protective riding gear, which likely reduced the seriousness of their injuries. The incident occurred in an area not approved for ATV operation.
Officials say charges may be pending in this matter.