RI man hurt in Maine snowmobile crash, authorities say


A Rhode Island man was hurt in a snowmobile crash in Maine, according to authorities.

A 57-year-old Kingstown man was snowmobiling with a group in the Rangeley area Friday, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife noted in a press release.

The release noted that the group was headed toward Stratton for a late lunch, with the man riding alone on a borrowed 2012 Polaris snowmobile.

“(He) failed to negotiate a curve in the trail, which resulted in him losing control and striking a rock,” authorities said. “He was thrown from the snowmobile and sustained serious injuries to his hip and pelvis.”

The man later told NBC 10 News he drove the snowmobile to Route 16 with help from his friends and was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. He said he has since been released and is back home.

“Game wardens say rider inexperience appears to have contributed to this incident,” authorities said.

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