11-year-old boy injured when snowmobile hits tree
An 11-year-old boy hurt in a snowmobile crash Saturday was taken to a Lewiston hospital.
Bowdoin Fire Chief Tom Garrepy said firefighters responded to 67 Roberts Road at 11:58 a.m. for report of an 11-year-old boy injured in a snowmobile crash.
According to the Maine Warden Service, which is investigating the crash, Hunter Parker, age 11, was riding on a snowmobile with his uncle on his grandfather’s land in Bowdoin when the crash took place.
“His uncle got off the snowmobile and Hunter hit the gas,” a release from Cpl. John MacDonald states. “Hunter and the sled traveled approximately 115 feet and hit a tree. Hunter fell off the sled and sustained minor injuries. Hunter was transported to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Warden Steve Allarie is investigating the incident.”
Parker was released from the hospital later Saturday, according to a hospital spokesperson.
Garrepy said Parker was not wearing a helmet. The snowmobile was inoperable after the crash so his uncle walked the boy out of the woods about a quarter of a mile to where rescuers were waiting.
The boy was conscious and alert but sustained facial injuries.