Dartmouth doctor seriously injured in New Hampshire crash

Feb 21, 2018

Dartmouth doctor Chad Beattie was injured in a snowmobiling accident on February 19 in New Hampshire.

Beattie, 38, had been snowmobiling with a group of people when at approximately 11:30 a.m. he lost control of the vehicle in the Mill Brook area of Twin Mountain, New Hampshire on a snowmobile trail. He was unable to regain control and went off the trail, down an embankment, and hit a tree, according to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

His riding party was able to quickly find Beattie, who sustained serious injuries.

After being helped back to the trail, a call was placed to the snowmobile rental company, who in turn called law enforcement. A conservation officer who was out on patrol found the group and was able to bring Beattie to Cherry Mountain Road.

Rescue personal from Twin Mountain Fire Department, Jefferson Fire Department, Twin Mountain Police and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department were at the scene. Personal took Beattie by ambulance to a landing zone where he was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for treatment.

The crash is still under investigation, according to Fish and Game officials. His current condition is unclear.

Beattie works at Hawthorn Medical Associates as a primary care doctor and specializes in sports medicine.