John Safka, a 42 year-old resident of Seattle, was killed last Friday when his snowmobile struck two trees, authories from Lake Cle Elum, Washington report.
Safka, described as a "first-time snowmobile rider," was apparently riding at high speeds along the lake bed around 10:30 P.M. when the crash occured. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Snow and ice-related fatalities can be especially prevalent at this time of year, when frozen areas begin to thaw and cause dangerous conditions for vehicles. If you or someone you love has been affected by an accident on a snomobile or other recreational vehicle, and you believe mechanical error or other third-party safety measures may have been at fault, contact the Rhinelander personal injury lawyers of Habush, Habush & Roittier, S.C. at 800-242-2874.