Man suffers minor injuries in snowmobile collision

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A member of the North River Fire Department looks over the scene after a snowmobile collision on the trail near Route 248 Sunday. Guardian photo

It appears that speed was the cause of a snowmobile collision in Winsloe Sunday afternoon, said an RCMP spokesperson.

Queens County RCMP, North River Fire Department and Island EMS all responded to the call shortly after 2 p.m. at a section of trail off Route 248.

RCMP said the man driving the snowmobile had failed to negotiate a turn on the trail.

“The vehicle overturned and sent him into some alders,” said one officer.

The snowmobiler suffered minor injuries from the collision.

“Speed is a factor on the trails too,” added the officer. “(People should) slow down on the trails.”

While the fire department had brought an Argo all-terrain vehicle, an ambulance was ultimately able to drive down the section of trail to board the individual.

Organizations: RCMP

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  • Speed Deamon
    March 10, 2013 - 20:54

    @CHRIS if you don't like the speed on the trails stay off them, people aren't suppose to walk on them during the winter anyways, they are meant for snowmobiles, if your walking ya don't deserve to be slowed down for.

  • jerry bingley
    February 24, 2013 - 17:45

    Sheesh, imagine, SPEED a factor. Hope he or she is alright but I could never get over the "excitement" of a Human Being on a Motorized Bullet going 60-120kmh on Ice or packed snow. Hiking Boots good enough for me.

  • chris
    February 24, 2013 - 15:53

    Speed is a Huge problem on the trails, there's snowmobiles being driven 80+mph, and its not just young folks. there is no consideration for others, they'll pass within inches of you without slowing even a bit. I'd really like to see this addressed ASAP. thanks