Sunday, 19 February 2012

Sledding at the speed of suicide 2012

Injured snowmobiler stable after accident at Gouverneur event

Interesting that they report the injury, and bury the death of a Canadian later in the article...

GOUVERNEUR, NY — During a race, Donald L. Theriault, 53, from Fraserville, Ontario, hit a hay bale used as a barrier and was ejected. John A. Altman III, 47, Fulton, was unable to avoid hitting Mr. Theriault and his sled. Theriault died, Altman went to hospital.

Map of locations of snow machine incidents in Central and Southern Ontario
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Alcohol likely a factor in fatal snowmobile crash: OPP
- Feb. 19,

An Oakville man who crashed his snowmobile into a rock and died early Sunday morning may have been drunk at the time, the Ontario Provincial Police say. Police found David Stott, 25, near Bigwin Island in Lake of Bays township around 7 a.m. They say he was thrown from his sled when he hit a rock cut.
They learned Stott was missing two hours earlier when they were called about another member of his group, Matthew Deleonardis, who had been hurt on the island.

Pedestrian hospitalized after hit by snowmobile

Posted on Feb 16, 2012 by EMC News
EMC News - A pedestrian was released from hospital following a collision with a snowmobile Saturday. OPP from Sharbot Lake were on their way to a collision involving a snowmobile and a pedestrian in Sharbot Lake, Central Frontenac when they received a request to "expedite" by EMS at the scene who reported a confrontation between other pedestrians and the driver, noted Const. David Bird with the Perth OPP detachment. The driver was charged with careless driving. There were races being held on the lake.

Publisher of Elliot Lake Standard dies in crash
The Sudbury Star
Ethelston was found with his snowmobile and pronounced dead at the scene.

Ethelston's snowmobile ran into the shoreline, which he had been following, Sgt. Tessier said.

Sled Crash Victims Identified

MUSKOKA LAKES: Two men died in a snowmobile crash on Milford Bay, Feb. 11, at 11:30 a.m. on a trail. Around 11:30 a.m., one of the sleds veered off the trail and crashed, killing the operator and passenger, cousins Rino and Antonio Mazzuca, both 51.

Sledder going too fast -- OPP   |  Speed a factor in Hagar snowmobile crash: police

The Sudbury Star

Speed was a factor in a fatal snowmobile crash east of Sudbury, Ontario Provincial Police said Monday. Allan Bell, 47, died on Saturday around 4 pm, when his snowmobile left the trail and struck a tree.
The three snowmobilers were on an Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs labeled D104, between Sudbury and North Bay. The area was about 25 km north of Hagar in district 11, which is closer to North Bay than Sudbury.

Almonte teen killed in weekend snowmobile crash
31 Jan 2011 – Almonte teen killed in weekend snowmobile crash. Taylor Bruce, 18, was killed when his snowmobile struck a telephone pole on Camelon Rd., Mississippi Mills, Ontario.

Snowmobile accidents claim 5 lives in Canada

29 Jan 2006
Two Nova Scotia men died in a head-on snowmobile accident this week, bringing the national toll to at least five since Friday.
Clifton Arnold Conrad, 65, of Enfield and Michael Roger Goodick, 42, of Port Hawkesbury died Saturday snowmobiling around Hunters Mountain in Cape Breton.
Snowmobile traffic had been heavy at the time, as a provincial snowmobile association had been meeting in the nearby town of Baddeck.

At least 5 killed in Quebec snowmobile accidents this weekend
23 Jan 2012 – MONTREAL - Total for Quebec appears to be 16 deaths in snowmobile incidents this season.
  • a 29-year-old man hit a tree in Gracefield Saturday - Outaouais region Saturday
  • a man drove his snowmobile into an object on a river- Outaouais region Saturday
  • a 53-year-old woman lost control and struck a tree - Lotbinière Friday
  • a 19-year-old man hit a car crossing highway 249 - St. Georges-de-Windsor Friday
  • a 52-year-old man hit a fallen tree - Saguenay region Friday

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Snowmobilier's body recovered | Remembering Jordan Mehlenbacher

PARRY SOUND – The body of 18-year-old snowmobilier Jordan Mehlenbacher was recovered from Georgian Bay yesterday afternoon.
The West Parry Sound OPP is continuing the investigation of the single snowmobile collision that occurred on January 16 at approximately 10:18 p.m.
Parry Sound High School students honoured the late Jordan Mehlenbacher Friday. The recent Parry Sound High School graduate, who was hoping to become an electrician, died suddenly...

Metro - Newfoundland man dies after snowmobile crash

BIDE ARM, N.L. - A 37-year-old man is dead following a snowmobiling accident in northern Newfoundland on Saturday.

Kingsville man killed in snowmobile accident | Windsor Star
14 Jan 2012 – A 25-year-old Kingsville man was killed Sunday when he lost control of his snowmobile around 5:30 p.m. Emergency crews responded to the incident near the intersection of County Road 18 and County Road 34 in Kingsville.

Man suffers broken leg in car- snowmobile crash - The Whig
5 Jan 2012 – A 29-year-old man suffered a broken leg yesterday when the snowmobile he was driving collided with a car on Sydenham Road.

Man dies in Baker Lake snowmobile accident
18 Dec 2011 – Henry Zellman, 61, died after falling off a five-metre-high snow cliff while he was driving his snowmobile near Baker Lake, Nunavut.


MyNorth said...

There were 4 snowmobiles in our bay yesterday jumping over the open water around a neighbours boathouse. They are first snowmobilers we've seen this year because the lake ice is so unstable......and so too must be their minds!

Linda said...

Sometimes I wonder where the brains have gone!

Gary said...

If I could I'd get all the mechanized vechicles out of the forest and these clowns on a chain gain planting trees. Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.