Parkland Paramedics Offer Safety Tips After Snowmobile Collision With Barbed Wire Fence

(Last Updated On: December 18, 2017)

On Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at 10:53 pm, Parkland Ambulance Paramedics responded to the Sturgeon Lake Reserve where a 39 year old male had been injured his a snowmobile collided with a barb wire fence.

Paramedics cared for the male and he was taken to hospital in good condition. 

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Parkland Ambulance Paramedics remind snowmobile users to:

 Dress for the weather
 Travel with a buddy
 Ensure ice conditions are safe before venturing onto the ice.
 Do not go on private land without permission
 Know the area to avoid hazards like culverts, fences, rocks or other dangers – staying on the marked trail is always the best!
 Stop and look both ways before crossing any roadway

In addition to tips for safe snowmobiling, Parkland Ambulance Director of Public Affairs, Lyle Karasiuk, issued a message to help keep everyone safe over this holiday season;

This week is a very busy time of year as last minute Christmas shoppers and visitors alike move about the city.”

  • Give yourself plenty of time to get to where you are going
  • With many holiday travellers on the highway, check road condition before you travel, pack your emergency kit and charge the cellphone
  • Give your self a bit for distance between vehicles to avoid a collision
  • Eliminate distractions by giving the kids something to do, securing pets and parcels, put the phone away!

Have a safe holiday season!!!“- Parkland Ambulance Director of Public Affairs, Lyle Karasiuk

Post Author: Joanne Francis