(Bradford, ON) A 27-year-old Bradford woman was taken to a Toronto trauma centre following a collision involving a snowmobile.
On Sunday, November 17, 2019, around 3:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers, County of Simcoe Paramedics and Bradford West Gwillimbury Fire and Emergency Services were called to the backyard of a home on Holland Street West near Langford Boulevard in Bradford. A 27-year-old woman suffered serious, non-life-threatening injuries when the snowmobile she was operating was involved in a collision. The woman was initially taken to a local hospital then transported to a Toronto trauma centre. Traffic Unit officers attended the scene for reconstruction. The collision is under investigation.
With snowmobile season upon us, South Simcoe Police Service wants to remind enthusiasts about these safe snowmobiling tips:
Always wear an approved helmet
Ride sober. Never mix alcohol or drugs and snowmobiles
Read your owners manual and know your machine
Take a cell phone and emergency kit with you in case you get lost or need help
Make sure you bring your licence, insurance and riding permit with you
Obey all posted speed limits and slow down if riding at night
Check the weather, trail and ice conditions before you leave
Let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return
To snowmobile legally in Ontario you must be at least 12 years of age with a driver training course. Children under 12 can ride on private property only. For further details visit http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/snowmobile-safety.shtml#driver-requirements.