SPRINGWATER – One snowmobiler has life-threatening injuries after a serious crash near Peglow Road and Dutch Hollow Road.
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According to a press release from the Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, an emergency call came in on March 14, 2018 at 9:42 p.m. reporting a snowmobile accident near Peglow Road and Dutch Hollow Road.
“With the scene of the accident approximately one mile off the road, emergency first responders were forced to use a specially equipped UTV in order to reach the scene,” said the press release. “Once on scene, first responders were able to render aid and investigate the incident.”
The investigation revealed that while a group was snowmobiling in the area, one of the operators, a 61 year old male, left the trail and struck a tree causing significant head injuries to the operator.
The operator was stabilized at the scene and transported back to the road where he was initially transported by ambulance to Noyes Memorial Hospital. The operator was subsequently transferred to Strong Memorial Hospital where he currently remains with life-threatening injuries.
The Sheriff’s Office says that the name of the operator is not being released out of consideration for the family. The incident remains under investigation but no charges are expected at this time.
Responding emergency units included the Springwater Fire Department, Livingston County EMS, and Livonia ALS. Investigating the incident for the Sheriff’s Office was Undersheriff Matthew Bean, Chief Deputy Jason Yasso, Sergeant Joe Zambito, Investigator Gene Chichester, and from the Forensic Identification Unit (FIU) Deputy Matt Moran and Deputy Caleb Cutting.