2 Girls, Ages 9 & 10, Badly Hurt in New Portland Snowmobile Crash
Two young girls were seriously injured when they crashed their snowmobile in New Portland.
Mark Latti, of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, says the incident happened just after noon on Friday, as a snowstorm crossed the state. A nine-year-old girl and a ten-year-old girl were snowmobiling on family property in New Portland when they lost control of their 1988 Ski-Doo. The sled crashed into some trees, leaving the girls badly hurt. They were transported to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington and then flown by Life Flight to Maine Medical Center in Portland with head, chest, and back trauma.
Officials say neither girl was wearing a helmet.
The Maine Warden Service, North Star Ambulance, Franklin County Sheriff's Office, and New Portland Fire and Rescue responded to the crash, which remains under investigation.
We'll update this story as more details become available.