Merrimack man flown to Mass General with serious injuries following UTV rollover

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Sep. 11—A Merrimack man was flown to a Massachusetts hospital with serious injuries Saturday after the Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) he was a passenger on rolled over in Milford, conservation officers said.

Around 5:20 p.m. Saturday, New Hampshire Fish and Game was notified by state police of a person injured in a UTV crash.

The UTV rollover occurred off of Miles Slip Road in Milford as it was making a U-turn at a slow speed, while going over a rock and braking at the same time, officials said.

The UTV was being operated by Michael Derry of Milford, with Thomas Bemis, of Merrimack, identified as the injured passenger.

Neither rider was wearing a helmet, but both were wearing their seat belts, conservation officers said.

The rollover caused serious but non-life threatening injuries to Bemis, who suffered a laceration to his head and injuries to his arms and shoulder.

After the crash Derry immediately began trying to stop the bleeding from Bemis' head and called 911, officials said. Bemis was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in Nashua, then flown to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass., for additional treatment.

No further information was available Sunday.