It is incredibly important to stay safe and out of danger when walking, driving, and participating in outdoor activities during the winter. This warning takes even greater meaning if you participate in common recreational activities in our area such as skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, and ice fishing. Unfortunately, there has been a recent ice fishing accident in western Pennsylvania that has brought another cautionary tale to life. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s report on the accident, a 56-year-old man died recently when he fell through the ice on Keystone Lake. The victim had been drilling a series of holes in the ice on the lake when he accidentally fell through. Other fishermen in the area grew alarmed when they saw his holes, drill, and gear, but not the man himself. Emergency services arrived and found the victim dead at the scene.
Unfortunately, winter accidents, such as from ice fishing, skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling, are not as rare as some would like to think. Most notably, snowmobile accidents account for a large amount of winter-related accidents and deaths. It is important to remember that snowmobile accidents affect not only the victim, but can drastically and permanently change the lives of the loved ones in their lives. Please use proper safety precautions when driving a snowmobile and/or participating in other winter activities to do your best to avoid accidents and injury.
Off-road vehicles, such as snowmobiles and ATVs, are potentially dangerous vehicles for many of our state’s youth. Improper ATV use is leading cause of serious injury among Pennsylvanians. Attorney Doug Stoehr of Altoona, PA handles cases involving injury as a result of accidents involving off-road vehicles. For more information about Attorney Doug Stoehr and his central Pennsylvania practice, please call his law firm at 814-515-9074.