Mass. Doctor killed after being struck by falling ice while hiking in N.H. mountains

6 month ago

A Massachusetts primary care doctor died after she was hit by a falling piece of ice while spending the Christmas weekend hiking with her sons in the White Mountains in New Hampshire, according to officials.

Dr. Judith Pinsker, 57, sustained a severe head injury and loss of blood that cost her life. She was transported to a nearby parking lot where she was transferred by ambulance to the Memorial Hospital in North Conway.

Pinsker was hiking with 10 people at the time including her husband and sons. Rain and warm weather conditions may have cause the melting of ice, according to experienced climbers.

Pinsker had been at Tufts Medical Center for more than 20 years. The hospital said in a statement that she "leaves a loving family and hundreds of Primary Care Boston patients."