Snowmobile Operator Injured after Striking Pressure Crack

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(LITTLE CURRENT, ON) – On Saturday February 10, 2018 at approximately 5:39 p.m., officers from the Manitoulin-Espanola Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Sudbury-Manitoulin District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a snowmobile collision on the North Channel near White’s Point Road in Little Current, Ontario.

The single snowmobile collision occurred as a result of the machine travelling at a high rate of speed and striking a pressure crack, causing the operator to fall off. An 18 year old male from Little Current, Ontario was transported to hospital with minor injuries. Alcohol was not a factor in this collision.

The Manitoulin-Espanola OPP would like to remind the public that travelling on unsafe ice, speeding, driving too fast for the conditions and alcohol consumption continue to be leading causes in OPP-investigated snowmobile fatalities.

The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) provides a snowmobile trail network that covers more than 30,000 kilometres throughout Ontario’s snow-belt. For more information about the OFSC and how to get up-to-date information trail conditions, visit their website at: http://www.ofsc.on.ca/

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