Man injured in dirtbike accident transported from Berlin via LifeStar

Published on Monday, 8 July 2019 19:18
Written by Charlie Paullin


BERLIN – A 30-year-old man was transported via LifeStar helicopter from a mountain near Summit Wood Drive Sunday afternoon for a severe leg injury.

The call came in around 4:30 p.m., fire administrator Jim Simons said.

Police said the man was riding on the back of an all-terrain vehicle when he suffered an injury to his ankle.

Fire and EMS crews responded and it took over one hour to provide initial treatment to him and get him off the mountain using utility terrain vehicles, Simons said.

LifeStar was called around 5:50 p.m. to take him to a hospital, Simons said.

The use of dirt bikes and ATVS on the mountain is not permitted, Deputy Police Chief Chris Ciuci said.

But because the injured person claims they didn’t know who he was with and they were not there when police arrived, no charges will be brought forward against anyone.

The issue of people illegally riding ATVs and dirt bikes on the mountain is a common one, Ciuci added, saying the Berlin Police Department has two officers that patrol the area. Those officers didn’t happen to be in the area of the injury when it happened, Ciuci said.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Monday, 8 July 2019 19:18. Updated: Monday, 8 July 2019 19:20.