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Snowmobile Driver Airlifted To Hospital After Hitting Pressure Crack On The Ice

PETERBOROUGH-The Peterborough County OPP and emergency crews responded to a report of a snowmobile collision that occurred on the ice sending the driver to hospital.

Officers received a call on Friday February 16, 2024, at approximately 3:00pm regarding a snowmobile that had struck a pressure crack, throwing the driver approximately 30 feet. The driver, who was wearing a helmet, remained conscious but complained of pains in their chest. The driver was transported by ORNGE Air to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The OPP want to remind snowmobile enthusiasts that no ice is safe ice. With the fluctuations in temperature we have experienced this season, pressure cracks as well as open water should be expected. Ensure you are travelling at speeds that will allow you to see upcoming hazards and allow you to avoid them. Enjoy your winter activities but do so safely.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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