RANGELEY — A Connecticut man and a Massachusetts woman were injured in snowmobile accidents here and in Lang Township on Saturday.

Their names were not immediately available. 

An 18-year-old man from Connecticut was injured when a ski on his snowmobile struck a frozen object on the surface of Rangeley Lake and he was thrown off, Cpl. John MacDonald wrote in an email.

The teen had been riding with a group across the lake. He received a slight injury to head but was talking, MacDonald said.

He was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.

The second crash involved a woman in her 20s from Massachusetts who also was riding with a group of snowmobilers. She failed to negotiate a turn on ITS 89 in Langtown, and the machine rolled over, MacDonald said.

She sustained a minor back/shoulder injury.

Rider inexperience was likely a contributing factor, MacDonald said. Alcohol was not involved with either incident, he said.

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Members of the Rangeley Fire Rescue Department assist at a snowmobile crash Saturday on ITS 89 that injured a Massachusetts woman in Lang Township in northern Franklin County. (Rangeley Fire Capt. Tiger Sikes photo) 

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