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January 26, 2018
From December 2016 to date, there have been 19 snowmobile related crashes that were treated at London Health Sciences Centre. Less than half of these cases were wearing helmets.
Whether you ride a snowmobile to get around town or for recreation, the risks of operating a snowmobile are the same. Snowmobiling can be fun but it can also be very dangerous, especially for children. Many children are seriously injured each year, sometimes fatally, from operating or riding on a snowmobile. Of the above 19 snowmobile related crash cases treated at LHSC, three involved children who required care in the paediatric emergency department.
The theme of the safety week each year is “you make snowmobiling safe”. The following tips can help ensure that you are a safe rider.
The injury prevention team at LHSC reminds everyone to ride safe and wear protective gear while operating or riding a snowmobile.