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Iowa woman suffers serious injury in snowmobile crash

Posted on: 9:53 am, February 17, 2014, by , updated on: 10:19am, February 17, 2014

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One woman suffered a serious head injury and one walked away with no injuries after their snowmobile crashed in Calhoun County, Iowa.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported 38-year-old Jill George, of Clare, Iowa, was operating a snowmobile on North Twin Lake when she hit a snow drift and crashed at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014.

George was ejected from the snowmobile, and reportedly suffered a serious head injury.  She was reportedly taken by ambulance to a hospital in Fort Dodge and later airlifted to a hospital in Des Moines.

Her passenger, a 24-year-old woman from Fort Dodge, was reportedly not hurt.

DNR officials said neither woman was wearing a helmet at that time of the crash, and that the snowmobile they were riding was rated for one occupant.

1 Comment

  • Tim says:

    “DNR officials said neither woman was wearing a helmet at that time of the crash”

    When will people ever learn to wear helmets? Oh, that’s right, never. You can’t fix stupidity.

    “they were riding was rated for one occupant.”

    Why does that matter?

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