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Snowmobile crash in Milo injures Mass. woman

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 166, No. 3, January 21, 2004

MILO A Massachusfctts woman was injured Sunday in a snowmobile accident on a trail that intersects the Reardon Road in Milo.

Ruthi Wurth, 49, of Salem suffered bruising to her side, but no broken bones, according to Warden Dan Menard, who investigated the accident. She was thrown from the snowmobile. Wurth was transported to Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft, where she was treated and released.

According to Menard, there were no witnesses.

The accident did damage the 2004 Skidoo that Wurth was riding, but not significantly, the warden said.

"As far as I could tell, this was her first time on a sled, and the trails were icy and rocky," Menard said.

He blames the accident on operator inexperience.

Wurth was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident, and there are no charges pending.

Menard urged all snowmobilers to pay close attention to driving on the trails at all times to avoid similar accidents and special attention now because trail conditions are not optimal.

"We have poor trail conditions in a lot of spots. There is ice and holes. We need about a foot and a half of snow to fall, and to groom it and get it packed down," Menard said.

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