A New Hampshire Fish and Game Officer says inexperience was the main
contributing factor to a snowmobile crash in Pittsburg Thursday
afternoon that severely injured a 19-year-old man from Moultonborough.
Conservation Officer Eric Fluette says Tyler DeMond was riding as a
passenger on a snowmobile being operated by 19-year-old Taylor Smith of
Meredith on Primary Trail 142 when Smith failed to make a rising left
hand turn and his machine’s right ski went off the trail, throwing him
and DeMond off.
Smith was not hurt but DeMond hit a tree, sustaining severe but not life
threatening injuries. Both men were wearing helmets.
Colebrook Dispatch took a call about the crash shortly after 3:15 p.m.
and Fluette and Conservation Officer Glen Lucas responded along with
45^th Parallel EMS and Pittsburg Fire and Rescue.
DeMond was taken to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook for