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Snowmobiler Injured in Grey County - January 28, 2013

Web posted on January 28, 2013

(GREY HIGHLANDS, ON)- On Friday, January 25, 2013 at approximately 9:41 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a collision involving a motorized snow vehicle (MSV) on Grey Rd. 13, Eugenia, in the Municipality of Grey Highlands.

Robert BENNETT, 48, of Lisle, Ontario was transported by ambulance to the Markdale Hospital with a serious leg injury after the 2004 Ski-Doo MXZ he was operating struck a guard rail on Grey Rd. 13 near Campbell's Hill.


Between Friday morning, January 25 and Sunday evening, January 27, officers on OPP motorized snow vehicles patrolled area trails. Over 700 snowmobiles were checked, resulting in 27 charges under the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act and one prohibited driving charge under the Criminal Code.


Every winter in Ontario people are killed and hundreds injured in snowmobiling mishaps. Most of these occurrences are preventable if snowmobilers follow a few basic safety rules.

Maximum speed on trails and roads is 50 km/h; however, on roads with speed limits of 50 km/h or less, the maximum speed is 20 km/h

Snowmobilers are subject to the same laws and penalties as drivers of motor vehicles. If convicted of driving a snowmobile while impaired, you will lose all driving privileges (car, truck, motorcycle, off-rod vehicle and snowmobile).