Police Reports

Milton snowmobiler hits tree, thrown 40 feet

On February 16 at 12:45 pm, Vermont game wardens were called to assist with a snowmobile crash in Peacham.  

Game wardens responded to the scene along with members of the Peacham and Marshfield Volunteer Fire Departments.  A 29 year-old Milton resident had lost control of her snowmobile while negotiating a series of turns. 

The snowmobile struck a large tree and the rider was ejected approximately 40 feet from the snowmobile and landed in the groomed trail.

The rider sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries in the crash.  She was transported by Calex Ambulance Service to Northeast Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury for further evaluation and treatment.  No others were injured in the incident.

The snowmobile sustained heavy damage but was driven out of the woods by rescue personnel. 

According to an investigation by Vermont game wardens, it appears the rider was not operating at an appropriate speed to reasonably negotiate the winding trail and crest of the hill.

Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife would like to remind snowmobile operators to stay to the righthand side of the trail and maintain appropriate speed in respect to the trail conditions to avoid potential hazards and collisions.

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  1. I closed use of my property to the snowmobile club and state of Vt not because of things like this but because I no longer support the direction of the state of Vt. Why should I allow people who hate me for not being a liberal to use my land for free!

  2. Idk. I let them use it cause i want to ride too. Good place to hang your lets go brandon flag for all to see. Most riders are more like us then them. I think VAST is a good organization however im not particularly fond of the registration or state policing that comes with trail riding. Why dont we make people register and insure their road bikes to ride on our highways? Seems like a double standard to me…..must be a hidden agenda in there somewhere