Shantelle Sutkus : Cambridge Snowmobile Crash: Injury Alert! NH Fish and Game

Conservation Officer Austin J. Valladares
February 20, 2024

Snowmobile crash in Cambridge, NH

Over the weekend, a snowmobile crash in Cambridge, New Hampshire, left one rider injured and prompted an emergency response from the Errol Fire and EMS Department. The incident occurred on Corridor Trail 12, where 49-year-old Shantelle Sutkus of Weare, NH, was riding with a group of companions. As they encountered a sled dog team traveling in the opposite direction, Sutkus lost control of her snowmobile while trying to slow down, leading to her ejection from the vehicle.

Concerned for her well-being, Sutkus’s riding companions quickly assessed her injuries and called 911 for help. The Errol Fire Department responded with a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) to transport Sutkus down the trail to an awaiting ambulance. She was then taken to Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH) in Berlin for further medical attention.

Cause of the Crash

While the investigation into the crash is ongoing, initial findings suggest that inattention and speed were key factors contributing to the incident. NH Fish and Game officials urge all snowmobile riders to remain vigilant of their surroundings and other trail users to prevent similar accidents in the future.

As winter sports enthusiasts continue to enjoy the snow-covered trails, it is essential to prioritize safety and exercise caution while navigating through shared spaces. Stay aware of your surroundings, adhere to speed limits, and always be prepared for unexpected encounters to ensure a safe and enjoyable outdoor experience.

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