WEBSTER –– Two people were seriously injured in a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) rollover accident near Long Street power lines on October 1, just before 6:30 p.m., according to New Hampshire State Police.
The driver, Christopher Burtt, a 25-year-old resident of Webster, was driving at a high speed and suddenly changed direction, causing the UTV to roll over and trap him inside.
His passenger, Brandon Flowers, 37, of Nazareth, PA, was able to lift the UTV off Burtt.
Both men were seriously injured, with Burtt’s injuries more critical. Neither was wearing a helmet or seatbelts at the time of the accident.
Burtt was transported to Concord Hospital by Concord Ambulance, while Flowers reached the same hospital via a private vehicle.
Preliminary investigations by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers suggest that the main contributing factor in the crash was speed.
The officers responded to the scene along with the state police.
Both victims’ conditions are currently unknown and the incident is still under investigation. The officers urge UTV riders to always wear protective gear and seatbelts, and to maintain safe speeds to avoid such incidents.