Two Tomahawk residents were injured after a single snowmobile crash in the Town of Bradley south of Tomahawk on Saturday evening.
Just after 5 p.m., a cell 911 caller reported a snowmobile had crashed and two people were injured on County Rd. S near Clover Lane. Tomahawk EMS, Tomahawk Fire Department, deputies and a warden from the DNR all responded to the scene. Firefighters worked with paramedics and deputies to bring the victims up a steep ditch and into waiting ambulances.
According to the deputy who investigated the crash, a 46-year-old male and a 49-year-old female were traveling west in the north ditch line of County Rd. S which is not a trail but used by snowmobiles as a shortcut route. When the male driver got into an area that became too steep his sled slid down the hill, ejecting him onto a concrete culvert and her onto the ice of a nearby creek.
Both were transported by Tomahawk EMS to Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital where they were then transferred to the trauma center at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. As of Sunday evening, the male remained in the ICU unit while the female was being treated in the medical unit at St. Joseph’s.
Alcohol was not a factor and both were wearing helmets.