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Maine Teen Injured in Snowmobile Accident

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

A 15-year-old boy was injured in a snowmobile accident involving a log truck in Littleton.

Details about the Snowmobile Accident in Littleton

According to the Bangor Daily News in Maine, a 15-year-old boy – whose name was not released since he is a minor – was seriously injured when he was driving his snowmobile Sunday afternoon and it collided with a log truck.

The teen failed to stop the 1995 Arctic Cat at the intersection of ITS 83 snowmobile trail and Gentle Road as he was headed north at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, according to Maine State Police Sergeant Jeffrey Clark.

The boy, from New Limerick, attempted to turn left in order to avoid hitting the 1991 International log truck driven by 55-year-old Lawrence Schools of Littleton.

Sergeant Jeffrey Clark further stated that the snowmobile hit a snowbank which ejected the boy from the snowmobile and into the wheels of the log truck, resulting in one of the teen's arms becoming trapped under the large vehicle.

The teen was listed in serious condition and was taken to Houlton Regional Hospital by emergency crews. The accident remains under investigation.

Information about Weather-Related in the United States

According to the Federal Highway Administration:

  • In a 10-year average from 2004-2013, there were 174,446 crashes in the United States that were attributed to snow and/or icy pavement.
  • There were a total of 1,258,978 weather-related accidents in the United States during the same time period.
  • Depending on the rate of the precipitation, snowfall can greatly reduce visibility and driving conditions. 


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