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Teen taken to hospital after snowmobile collision

Snowmobile operator injured after hitting a pressure crack and falling from machine
An 18-year-old male from Little Current was taken to hospital with minor injuries after falling from his snowmobile on Feb. 10. (File)

On Saturday, Feb. 10 at around 5:40 p.m., Manitoulin-Espanola OPP officers with the assistance of the Sudbury-Manitoulin District EMS responded to a snowmobile collision on the North channel near White's Point Road in Little Current.

The single snowmobile collision occurred as a result of the machine travelling at a high rate of speed and striking a pressure crack, causing the operator to fall off. 

An 18-year-old male from Little Current was transported to hospital with minor injuries. Alcohol was not a factor in this collision.

"The Manitoulin-Espanola OPP would like to remind the public that travelling on unsafe ice, speeding, driving too fast for the conditions and alcohol consumption continue to be leading causes in OPP-investigated snowmobile fatalities," said an OPP news release.