Clarksville snowmobile crash injures two men

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CLARKSVILLE — A snowmobile collision on Wednesday afternoon left two men injured on the Corridor 20 Trail in Clarksville.

Raymond Lapointe, 68, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and Robert Skavron, 66, of Seekonk, Massachusetts, crashed into each other at about 3:35 p.m. near the 10-mile marker on Cedar Stream Road, which serves as the Corridor 20 snowmobile trail during the winter months.

Following the crash, both men received aid from their fellow riders and other snowmobilers who stopped to help.

Emergency calls were made using cell phones and personal locator beacons, alerting rescue teams to the accident.

Personnel from Pittsburg Fire Department, 45th Parallel EMS, and a New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officer responded to the distress signals.

Lapointe was evacuated in a rescue sled to an ambulance and then taken to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook for treatment of his injuries.

Skavron, who was reported to be uninjured, left the scene on a snowmobile driven by a companion.

The snowmobiles involved in the incident were significantly damaged and could not be operated following the collision.

Due to the remote location of the accident, it took over an hour for responders to reach the scene.

In the interim, those present had to maintain warmth until help arrived.

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