Fish and Game responds to separate OHRV accidents in Jericho State Park
BERLIN — Two separate Off Highway Recreational Vehicle crashes in Jericho State Park occurred almost simultaneously, officials said.
N.H. Fish and Game said around 4:30 p.m. Friday they responded to Jericho State Park for a report of two separate OHRV accidents on different trails.
The first occurred on The Turbine Trail, when a UTV being operated by Jacob Alvarez de Toledo, 20 of Newburyport, Massachusetts, rolled on its side. A passenger, Daniel Alvarez de Toledo, 22 of Newburyport, Massachusetts, suffered non-life threatening injuries. He was subsequently taken by personal vehicle to Memorial Hospital in North Conway for further evaluation and treatment.
Fish and Game is currently investigating the cause of the crash, but officials said speed is considered to be a contributing factor.
The second crash occurred on Brook Road, around the same time as the first accident.
Fish and Game said 21-year-old Hirsh Fischbein of Brooklyn, New York, was operating a rental UTV when he crashed into a large orange and reflective colored gate.
Officials said the trail was signed well and did have a sign advising of the upcoming gate.
The vehicle was occupied by three other passengers and officials said all of the occupants were unharmed. Everyone was reportedly wearing their helmets at the time of the crash.
Fish and Game said the primary factor in the crash was speed and a summons was issued to the driver for the violation. He will also be responsible for the cost of repairing the gate.