2 men injured in snowmobile crashes in St. Louis CountyTwo men were injured in separate snowmobile crashes on Friday in St. Louis County.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Two men were injured in separate snowmobile crashes on Friday in St. Louis County.
The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported that a 57-year-old Prior Lake, Minn., man was injured in a nighttime crash near Brimson.
David Maxfield was leading a small group of snowmobilers about
9:15 p.m. on the Brimson Trail, about 3/4 mile southeast of where it crosses County Road 44, when he went ahead at a high rate of speed and apparently failed to negotiate a corner, the sheriff’s office reported.
Maxfield’s snowmobile went off the right side of the trail, and he was thrown from the machine. Maxfield, who was wearing a helmet, suffered an apparent broken leg, along with shoulder and arm injuries. He was transported by Lake County Ambulance to St. Luke’s hospital. A condition report was not available Saturday.
Alcohol and excessive speed are believed to be factors in the crash, the sheriff’s office reported.
Earlier Friday, a 58-year-old man from central Minnesota was injured in a snowmobile accident on the Arrowhead Trail north of Cook.
The sheriff’s office reported that Jeffrey Faust of Clearwater, Minn., suffered a back injury after cresting a hill and making a hard landing on the trail about 15 miles north of Cook at about 1:15 p.m. Faust was taken by Orr Ambulance to Cook Hospital.