Thornton woman seriously injured in snowmobile crash

Paul Feely, The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester
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Feb. 15—A Thornton woman suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries Sunday when the snowmobile she was a passenger on crashed in Ellsworth, officials said.

Kimberly St. Laurent, 55, was transported to Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth, Fish and Game conservation officers said in a news release.

Officials said St. Laurent was riding as a passenger on a snowmobile driven by her husband, Michael, along Primary Snowmobile Trail 155 in Ellsworth. About 3:30 p.m., Fish and Game said, the pair attempted to negotiate a "hairpin turn" on the trail but were unsuccessful and the snowmobile tipped on its side.

Snowmobilers who came across the accident stopped to help, and first responders from Campton-Thornton Fire Rescue and a conservation officer responded to the scene.

St. Laurent was placed on a rescue sled that was pulled by a snowmobile to an awaiting ambulance, which took her to Speare Memorial Hospital.

Both of the snowmobilers were wearing helmets, officials said. Driver inexperience is believed to be the major contributing factor in the crash.