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.
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