On Sunday morning, December 15, 2013, a 33-year-old man from Fond du Lac crashed his snowmobile off the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago. The man was traveling east on the lake when he collided with an ice shove about 3.5 miles from the shoreline. The man could not restart his snowmobile, so he called “911.” Rescue crews had a tough time locating the man due to the blowing snow on the lake, but were eventually able to find him.
The Wisconsin snowmobile accident lawyers of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. encourage everyone to use caution when snowmobiling. Here are a few safety tips:
- Make sure the snowmobile is working properly before riding;
- Always carry safety equipment, such as a tool kit, first aid, a flashlight and an extra ignition key;
- Avoid side hills and broken terrain;
- Watch out for thin ice or open water;
- Maintain proper lookout for other snowmobiles; and
- Do not drink when snowmobiling.
Follow these tips to safely enjoy snowmobiling. If you or someone you know has been injured in a snowmobile accident, contact us for a free online case evaluation.