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2 Seriously Injured in Snowmobile Accident, 1 Arrested

The snowmobile hit a rock protruding from the ice, causing the snowmobile to flip

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    2 Seriously Injured in Snowmobile Accident, 1 Arrested
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    Two people were seriously injured in a snowmobile accident on the ice of Arlington Pond in Salem, New Hampshire, and one person was arrested according to police.

    Police say that responded to the accident Tuesday morning at 3:09.

    They learned that the snowmobile hit a rock protruding from the ice, causing the snowmobile to flip. The crash sent Karen Scanlon, 55, and Brien Mountjoy, 53, off the vehicle. Neither were wearing helmets and they both struck additional rocks after the crash.

    Scanlon was transported to Lawrence General Hospital and was treated and released.

    Mountjoy was transported to Holy Family Hospital with what was considered to be life-threatening injuries. He has since been transported to Massachusetts General Hospital.

    The accident remains under investigation, but preliminary reports indicate that poor visibility played a role in the crash.

    The accident was called in by Scanlon’s son, Matthew Wilinsky, 32, who was operating a second snowmobile and was not involved in the crash.

    However, it was determined Wilinsky had an outstanding warrant for operating after suspension. He was taken into custody without incident.

    He was released on personal recognizance bail and will be arraigned on March 2 in the 10th Circuit Court District Division.

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