A Washington state woman died in a snowmobile accident Sunday in Montana, according to news reports.
The fatal collision occurred in northwestern Montana around 1:30 p.m. Sunday when the woman, from Newman Lake, Wash., was snowmobiling in the Spread Creek drainage. Her snowmobile struck a tree, pinning her between the snowmobile and tree.
The 41-year-old woman was transported to St. John’s Hospital in Libby, but died Monday from injuries sustained in the collision.
As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I’m saddened to hear about this fatal collision. My condolences go out to the friends and families of this woman who are dealing with this tragic incident.
Snowmobiling can be fun, but it is just as dangerous as any other motorized vehicle. It’s important to practice safe riding techniques while on a snowmobile, including not drinking and driving and always paying attention to where they are going. Snowmobilers need to know that the area they are driving in is safe because, unlike roads, there are not any specific driving paths. Drivers and riders should also wear a helmet and safety gear to protect themselves from injury.
If you have been injured in a snowmobiling accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Seattle.