Dec 26, 2016 7:44 PM

Concord teen suffered minor injuries in snowmobile accident

PITTSBURG — On Monday afternoon a teenager suffered non-life-threatening injuries after crashing a snowmobile.

A 16-year-old, from Concord lost control of a 2002 Ski Doo Mach-Z 800.

After physical evidence and statements were gathered at the scene, officials were able to conclude that the teen accidentally grabbed the throttle instead of the break when he approached trail 147. The snowmobile was forced off the trail and hit several trees, ejecting the driver.

The driver was about a mile and a half into his ride at the time of the crash. The victim was transported to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital for treatment.

He was wearing a full-faced helmet and proper riding equipment.

Operator inexperience and unfamiliarity with the machine appear to have been the primary factors leading to the incident. Neither alcohol nor drug impairment were factors in the crash.

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