Recently, several snowmobile accidents have shown up in the news across states along the east coast. One accident, which occurred in New Hampshire near Boston, Massachusetts, involved a father and son. According to the news article from CBS Local in Boston, a father of three was out riding a snowmobile with his nine-year-old son when the throttle of his snowmobile got stuck. The snowmobile hit a rock, and the father and son threw themselves off of the vehicle as it went airborne. The son survived, but the father unfortunately did not. The snowmobile landed in a nearby creek after flying over 70 feet into the air. The son, whose only injury was a broken leg, was grateful to his father for saving his life by throwing him into a pile of powdery snow, which broke his fall.
Another teenage boy in Thompson Township, PA was recently injured in an ATV accident, as reported by the Herald-Mail Media. The report notes that the boy was driving an ATV from a field onto a road in the early evening, when he was struck by an oncoming car. The teenager was flown to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries.