Man injured in snowmobile crash

LAKE LINDEN — A 65-year-old Ohio man sustained injuries from a snowmobile accident in Schoolcraft Township near the Sawmill Road on Wednesday evening.

At around 6:55 p.m. Michigan State Police Troopers from the Calumet Post were dispatched to the snowmobile trail no. 23 after a call came in from the driver.

According to the press release, the man was traveling northwest on the trail when he failed to make a left hand turn in the trail and crashed in a group of trees. He was ejected from the snowmobile and sustained injuries to his hip and/or leg making him unable to stand or walk.

The man was transported from the crash by Bootjack First Responders and then was turned over to Mercy Ambulance personnel, according to troopers.

The driver was treated for his injuries at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital.

The troopers said excessive speed was not a factor, but overdriving his capabilities and being unfamiliar with the trail appeared to contribute to the Ohio man’s crash.

Alcohol and drugs were not involved in the crash.

Michigan State Police of the Calumet Post were assisted at the scene by Bootjack First Responders, Mercy Ambulance and citizen snowmobilers who offered their assistance.

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