Wilton man recovering from snowmobile crash

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WILTON — A Wilton man is reported in good condition Wednesday at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston after being thrown from a snowmobile Sunday.

James Harris, 54, received serious injuries and was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital and then on to CMMC, according to a spokesman for the Maine Warden Service.

Harris was teaching an 11-year-old girl how to drive his snowmobile about 10:50 Sunday morning in a field off Depot Street.  He was seated behind the girl as they drove across a large field.

While making a turn toward the right, he lost control of the snowmobile. It accelerated, drove through a wire fence, crossed Depot Street and launched off a snowbank on the other side of the road.  It came to a stop in a paved driveway, the spokesman said.

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Harris and the girl were both thrown from the snowmobile. The girl was wearing a helmet and was not seriously injured. She was not taken to the hospital.

Harris was not wearing a helmet.

A CMMC spokesman reported Harris was in good condition on Wednesday.

Game Warden Kyle Hladik responded to the accident as did Wilton Police officer Brian Lynch and NorthStar Emergency Services.

abryant@sunmediagroup.net

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