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11 Year Old Boy Dies in Dirt Bike Accident with Gate on a Rail Trail in Northern New Hampshire

By Kevin Leach, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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The New Hampshire Union Leader website has reported that an eleven year old dirt biker died recently in a crash with a gate on a rail trail. Very few details or facts have been reported regarding this tragedy. It would be important to review the following as part of the investigation:

*What kind of dirt bike was the child riding?
*What was the child’s experience with the dirt bike?
*Were there any witnesses to the crash?
*What were the lighting conditions? Weather conditions? Trail conditions?
*What kind of gate was involved? What position was the gate in?
*What was the condition and purpose of the gate?
*Who was responsible for maintaining the gate and the trail?
*Was the child wearing a helmet?

It was reported that a local New Hampshire police department and the State of New Hampshire Fish and Game department are investigating the crash.