DIXFIELD — Maine Warden Service Cpl. John MacDonald on Friday identified the snowmobiler injured Thursday night as Thomas Averill, 47, of Mexico.

Averill lost control of his machine on a trail near Coburn Avenue about 8 p.m. and suffered a possible hip fracture and other injuries, Josh Smith of the Maine Warden Service said.

“He was riding with a couple of friends,” Smith said. “He failed to negotiate a curve, and he left the trail.”

Averill’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. He was flown to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. A nursing supervisor Friday night said there was no one there by that name.

None of the other riders were involved in the crash, Smith said.


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