Snowmobile rider thrown from sled, injured [UPDATED]Published 10:24am Monday, January 13, 2014 Updated 11:26am Monday, January 13, 2014
A 67-year-old Vining man sustained leg and wrist injuries after he lost control of his snowmobile and was thrown from it Saturday, according to a news release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office.
The rider was traveling across a plowed agricultural field just after 7 p.m., just east of County Hwy. 57 and 180th Street, southwest of Vining.
It appears the snowmobile hit a large rock that was concealed by the snow and darkness, causing the snowmobile to jump over the rock and remain airborne for 20 to 25 feet.
Henning Ambulance took him to Lake Region Hospital.
He sustained undetermined injuries, which didn’t appear to be critical, to his leg or knee and to his lower arm.
He was wearing a helmet and appropriate gear.
The snowmobile did not appear to be substantially damaged.
Vining First Responders, Henning Police Department and the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the crash.