Newton; On Sunday February 4, 2018, at 3:27 pm, a New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officer responded to Country Pond in Newton for a report of an Off Highway Recreation Vehicle (OHRV) accident. Thirty year old Kevin Davenport, of Danville, NH was operating an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on the pond when he drove into open water near a sand bar. The ATV hit the open water and flipped, ejecting the operator and his passenger. They were thrown into the shallow water and broken ice.
The operator Kevin Davenport did flee the scene but was later located at a nearby house with serious life threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and was transported to Lawrence General Hospital by Newton Ambulance. Based on the preliminary investigation, speed along with the ice conditions are the main contributing factors. Davenport will be charged with operating an OHRV with a suspended license along with other OHRV violations. Kingston Fire and Rescue, Newton Fire and Rescue and Kingston and Newton Police assisted Fish and Game Conservation Officers at the scene. The accident is still under investigation.
New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers want to remind the public it is their responsibility to know the state laws when operating an OHRV.