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BERLIN, NH – A man was severely injured after his ATV overturned in Jericho State Park in Berlin this weekend, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.

The crash happened on Turbine Trail just after 3 p.m. Saturday, as 24-year-old Zachary Foley-Cox, of Sterling, Massachusetts, was driving an ATV which then went into a rut and overturned off the side of the trail. The ATV came to rest against a tree.

Foley-Cox, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was taken to the hospital with severe, but not life-threatening injuries.

BERLIN, NH – Two people were airlifted to the hospital with serious wounds after two ATV rollover crashes in Jericho State Park in Berlin this weekend, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.

The first of the crashes happened on Brook Road at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, as 31-year-old Michael Ryan, of Gloucester, Mass., braked while coming down a corner on his ATV. He lost control of the vehicle and then overturned and was pinned beneath the ATV.

Ryan was airlifted to the hospital in Lebanon with urgent, serious injuries.

CANDIA, NH – A man is facing charges after allegedly driving drunk and causing a UTV crash in Candia on Sunday that claimed the lives of his wife and best friend, according to WMUR.

The collision happened on Chester Road at about 7:30 p.m. as 48-year-old Candia man James Shankle was operating a UTV that was also carrying his wife, Renee Shankle, and his best friend, Goffstown resident Alan Juza.

James Shankle, who reportedly admitted to drinking at least eight beers before the crash, was traveling at a speed of around 40-50 mph before the UTV crashed into a tree. Authorities believe he did not brake before impact.

OSSIPEE LAKE, NH – Two people were injured after an OHRV (off-highway recreational vehicle) overturned near Ossipee Lake this weekend, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.

The crash happened on Weetamoe Road, near Fairway Drive, at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, after the driver of the OHRV attempted to make a left turn. The vehicle flipped over, causing all six occupants to be ejected.

One person was trapped within the wreckage and was freed by emergency crews.

LOUDON, NH – A child was hospitalized after his go-cart rolled over in his driveway in Loudon on Friday morning, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.

The crash happened at a private resident at about 9 a.m., when a juvenile boy attempted to perform a donut in his driveway while his parents were away from home. The go-cart then overturned.

The boy, who was wearing multiple safety devices, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. He is expected to survive his wounds.

COLUMBIA, NH (COOS COUNTY) – A woman from Massachusetts was hospitalized after being thrown from an ATV at a trail in Columbia on Saturday afternoon, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.

The crash occurred at the Kelsey Notch Trail at about 1:20 p.m. during heavy rainfall.

52-year-old Kelliann Trombley, of Bridgewater, Mass., was driving an ATV downhill when she lost control of the vehicle. The ATV went into the ditch, then overturned. Trombley was ejected onto the ground as a result.

SANDOWN, NH – A man was airlifted to the hospital in Boston after he crashed a go-kart into a tree in Sandown on Monday afternoon, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.

The crash occurred on private property near Hershey Road at about 3 p.m., when 23-year-old Derry man Alex Forrester lost control of a go-kart while riding on a trail. His vehicle went off the trail, then collided with a tree.

Forrester, who reportedly was not wearing a helmet or safety harness, was taken to the hospital in Hampstead, and from there, was airlifted to Boston for treatment. He suffered serious, possibly life-threatening wounds in the accident.

AUBURN, NH – A mother and her adult son were killed after their ATV crashed into a tree in Auburn on Saturday morning, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.

The accident occurred on Beaver Brook Road at about 9 a.m., when an ATV being driven by 34-year-old Craig Ford, of Auburn, collided with a tree.

He and his mother, 51-year-old Auburn resident Wendy Ford, were pronounced dead at the scene.

DERRY, NH – A man from Massachusetts was injured after his leg became trapped beneath an ATV in Derry this weekend, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.

The collision occurred at about 11 a.m. Saturday on the Rockingham Recreation Trail, near Mill Road, when 46-year-old Michael O’Leary, of Dracut, Mass., attempted to drive an ATV around a fire gate. A rear tire fell from the vehicle, causing it to overturn and pin his leg.

Bystanders at the scene were able to help O’Leary and contact emergency services.

COLEBROOK, NH – A man from Massachusetts was airlifted to the hospital in Vermont with serious injuries following a snowmobile accident in Colebrook yesterday.

According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, the accident occurred on the rail-trail in Colebrook at about 6 p.m., when 58-year-old Robert Gilchrist, of North Grafton, MA, reportedly failed to notice that he was approaching a bridge on the snowmobile trail.

He collided with a bump in the trail, causing him to lose control of the vehicle and the snowmobile to overturn.

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