LEOMINSTER — A Leominster woman was seriously injured after she was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle in New Hampshire last weekend.
According to New Hampshire Fish and Game, the woman, identified as Gianna Massa, 22, of Leominster, hit a rock with her ATV as she was navigating “an exceptionally rocky and technical part of Erik’s Way” in Jericho Mountain State Park. The accident took place at around 7:15 p.m. last Saturday, June 11.
“Massa came around a sharp corner and the front of her machine hit a rock and went up in the air, throwing her off balance. This in turn caused Massa to accidentally press the throttle too hard causing her to lose control of her machine, which threw her off the back of it. Massa hit a rock and temporarily lost conscientiousness and her machine rolled forward and came to rest against a tree,” NH Fish and Game said in a statement.
After those riding with Massa called for help, Berlin, New Hampshire, fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene. Massa was transported from the scene of the accident to an ambulance on the back of a conservation officer’s ATV.
The ambulance then transported Massa to Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to NH Fish and Game.
“It appears that inexperience on difficult trails is the primary cause of this incident. Neither alcohol nor drugs are considered factors in this crash,” said NH Fish and Game.