Jan. 07--DELAWARE TOWNSHIP -- A 45-year-old Sandusky man was injured when his snowmobile rolled over while riding over the weekend in a field near Burgess Road and Palms Road.
According to the Sanilac County Sheriff's Office, a 2005 Ski-Doo snowmobile driven by Thomas Sokol was traveling across a field with a group of friends at around 11:45 a.m. Saturday and hit a snow drift, causing the snowmobile to roll over several times and come to rest on top off him.
Sokol was treated at the scene by Sanilac EMS and transported from the field by the Deckerville Fire Department's UTV and snow sled to the roadway, where he was then taken to Deckerville Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Sokol was wearing a helmet, and alcohol does not appear to a factor.
Deputies were assisted at the scene by Sanilac EMS, Delaware Fire Department, Deckerville Fire Department, and the Sanilac County Road Commission.
Sanilac County Sheriff Garry Biniecki would like to remind snowmobilers that because of the onset of winter conditions, riders should take extra precautions when out riding.
Biniecki recommends to never ride alone, wear proper clothing when riding, always be alert of your conditions and keep headlights and taillights on at all times, and never operate your snowmobile while under the influence of alcohol.
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