3 injured in snowmobile accident in Hokkaido


A snowmobile that three people, including two elementary school students, were riding, crashed into a tree, seriously injuring the two boys, in Sapporo, Hokkaido, on Sunday.

At around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, a passerby called 119 reporting that there had been an accident involving a snowmobile at Pekeretto Lake Park, Fuji TV reported.

According to police, a 45-year-old man and two boys, aged 11 and 12, were riding the snowmobile when it crashed into the tree. The boys hit their heads and the man, who is a friend of the boys' father, suffered injuries to his face and shoulder. All three were taken to hospital.

The boys remained in a coma on Monday. Police believe that one of the boys might have been driving the snowmobile.

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So sad. Hope they can recover in due time.

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"3 injured in snowmobile accident in Hokkaido".

Let's pray to hope for their speedy recovery.

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I'm from Minnesota and these types of accidents are quite common. Here you have to have a valid drivers license, wear a helmet and successfully complete a SNOWMOBILE SAFETY training seminar. Also a lot of these accidents are a result of too much speed and use of alcohol. I hope these folks have a speedy recovery!

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Sweden and Norway have a similar policy where you have to be a certain age BEFORE you can get on one with an adult!, I hope they have a speedy recovery.

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We've got snowmobiling cops keeping things real in my part of the world. Beware speeding...

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