ATV Racer Dies After Crash at Lempster Racetrack

An 18-year old ATV racer has died after suffering head injuries sustained in an ATV accident at the Jolly Roger Motocross Track in Lempster, NH. According to the Union Leader, Angela Maher was ranked among the top female ATV racers in her class. She died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center this morning after suffering a brain stem stroke. The accident occurred during a practice session at the Lempster track this past Saturday when she was thrown over the handlebars of her ATV.
According to a January 2010 Consumer Products Safety Commission press release, “ATVs are still causing hundreds of deaths and well over a hundred thousand injuries a year, which make them one of the most dangerous products that CPSC oversees.”