Tuesday, February 26, 2008

WISCONSIN NEWS: Winter Sports Deer Impacts

Thanks OB for sending this me this story on deer impacts, literally.

A Lomira man was critically injured early Sunday when his snowmobile struck a deer in the Town of Lomira, bringing to at least seven the number of people injured in snowmobile accidents across the state over the weekend.

Ted S. Curtis, 36, was taken by his wife to St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, according to the Dodge County Sheriff's Department. He was in critical condition Sunday, a hospital spokeswoman said. The accident happened about 3:40 a.m. on County Highway H.

In the Town of Hubbard, in Dodge County, four people, including two children, were injured when two snowmobiles collided head-on about 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

A 37-year-old Iron Ridge man was operating his snowmobile with his 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter aboard when he crested a hill and crashed into a snowmobile, according to Dodge County authorities. The second vehicle was operated by a 38-year-old Iron Ridge man, the only one of the four wearing a helmet.

The 37-year-old man and his daughter were airlifted to a hospital.

In Marathon County, a deputy suffered minor injuries early Saturday morning when he was run over by an intoxicated snowmobiler.

The Sheriff's Department had received a call about 3 a.m. of three men who were acting suspiciously at a bar and refusing to leave. When deputies responded, one person fled on a snowmobile.

On Friday, a Sawyer County sheriff's deputy struck a snowmobile that swerved in front of her patrol car as she was responding to a domestic disturbance report about 6:30 p.m. A 50-year-old Minnesota man on the snowmobile suffered a broken leg. The deputy suffered a minor wrist injury.

Source: http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=721531

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