WEST FORKS, Maine — A Wisconsin woman was seriously injured Monday when she fell off a snowmobile on a sharp curve and her body struck a snowbank on a snowmobile trail in West Forks.
Linda Fox, 55, was airlifted by LifeFlight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where she was being treated late Monday afternoon for serious injuries, according to Deborah Turcotte, spokeswoman for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Turcotte said Fox, who was conscious after the accident, was taken by snowmobilers in her party to the Inn by the River. When they arrived at the inn, Fox became unconscious and had trouble breathing, Turcotte said. Volunteer firefighters in The Forks called for LifeFlight and reported the incident at 12:45 p.m., but DIF&W was not contacted until 3:45 p.m., the spokeswoman said.
Fox was wearing a helmet when the accident occurred, Turcotte said. No alcohol was involved, but wardens believe her inexperience on a snowmobile contributed to the accident, she said.
Wardens Eric Dauphinee and Josh Tibbetts are investigating the accident.