6-year-old girl hurt in Orono snowmobile crash

Posted Jan. 30, 2012, at 10:39 a.m.

ORONO, Maine — Authorities say a 6-year-old girl lost consciousness and required hospitalization after crashing a snowmobile.

Game wardens say the girl was a passenger on a snowmobile being driven by her 16-year-old cousin in Orono on Sunday when the vehicle hit a snowbank and threw the older youth off.

The young girl was left on the machine alone with her hand on the throttle. The snowmobile traveled about 70 yards before hitting a snowbank and a tree, throwing her to the ground.

Wardens told the Kennebec Journal that both youths were wearing helmets.

The girl’s injuries are not considered life threatening.

No laws were broken.

Recommend this article

SEE COMMENTS →

Learn about BDN Maine Digital Marketing Solutions
Learn about BDN Maine Digital Marketing Solutions
Learn about BDN Maine Digital Marketing Solutions