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NH, Maine Authorities Urge Caution After Series Of Snowmobile Crashes

GORHAM, N.H. (CBS/AP) — Authorities in both Maine and New Hampshire are urging snowmobile riders to slow down and be careful after a series of crashes left riders with serious injuries.

New Hampshire Fish and Game officers say a Connecticut man likely will be charged after losing control of his snowmobile and crashing in Colebrook on Saturday.

In Gorham, a Tewksbury man was ticketed after he failed to stop at a driveway crossing and struck a car that was pulling in.

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A snowmobile and car were involved in a crash in Gorham, N.H. (Image Credit: New Hampshire Fish and Game)

A Massachusetts woman was hurt when she was thrown from a machine in Pittsburg and struck a tree.

In Maine, a crash near Stacyville Friday left a Massachusetts man in critical condition, and an Auburn woman broke her leg when she was ejected from her machine when it struck a pressure ridge at 60 miles per hour.

The crashes come just over a week after an Amesbury High School student was killed in a snowmobile crash in Poland, Maine.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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