ATV rider okay after hitting trees

SANBORNTON — A man riding an all-terrain vehicle on Caulback Road escaped serious injury Friday afternoon when he lost control on some soft sand and struck some trees.

N.H. Fish and Game Officer Ron Arsenault said the man was riding on a trail very near the Meredith line and his daughter was riding a separate machine behind him. Arsenault said the man turned around to look at her and lost control of his ATV.

The man struck some trees, but Arsenault said he was wearing a helmet and aside from a nasty bruise on his stomach and some cuts and bruises, he was okay.

The man's daughter — an adult — went to a nearby home to call for help.

Arsenault said that the Fish and Game Department wants to remind people to register their ATVs — he said this man's was registered and legal — and to wear a helmets

"Without a helmet, this guy could have been seriously injured," he said.