HENNIKER –– A Windham man suffered a back injury in an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) rollover crash on a Henniker trail, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game Department officials.
The incident occurred around 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, on Trail 16, also known as Mount Hunger at Morse Road.
Martin Boermeester, 61, was attempting to navigate a steep, rocky section of the trail when his ATV lost contact with the ground and rolled over.
Boermeester, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, fell off the ATV and sustained a back injury.
His riding companion immediately called 911, prompting a response from a NH Fish and Game Department Conservation Officer.
The Henniker Police Department and Henniker Fire Department swiftly arrived at the scene. They transported Boermeester from the crash site to an awaiting ambulance on Morse Road.
He was then taken to Concord Hospital for further medical evaluation and treatment.
The NH Fish and Game Department expressed gratitude to the Henniker Police and Fire Departments for their rapid response and assistance with the crash.
The department also used the incident as a reminder for outdoor recreationists to operate off-highway recreational vehicles (OHRVs) within their limits, to always wear proper head and eye protection, and to avoid riding alone.