Does a Passenger Who is Injured on a Snowmobile Have a Claim if the Driver Operates the Snowmobile Carelessly
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Does a Passenger Who is Injured on a Snowmobile Have a Claim if the Driver Operates the Snowmobile Carelessly

by | Feb 16, 2021 | Firm News |

Does a Passenger Who is Injured on a Snowmobile Have a Claim if the Driver Operates the Snowmobile Carelessly? A passenger has the right to make a claim against a negligent driver of a snowmobile similar to a passenger in a car. Liability insurance is required on all snowmobiles in Vermont.

There should be coverage in this recently noted snowmobile crash:

February 14, 2021
21A500498/Snowmobile Crash
STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE INCIDENT

CASE#: 21A500498

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Brian Connor

STATION: Derby Barracks

CONTACT#: 802-334-8881

DATE/TIME: 2/13/21 at approximately 1200 hours

STREET: Vast Trail between Nelson Hill Road and Derby Pond Road

TOWN: Derby

WEATHER: clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: N/A

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: David Hayes

AGE: 56

SEAT BELT? N/A

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hope, RI

VEHICLE YEAR: 2019

VEHICLE MAKE: SkiDoo

VEHICLE MODEL: snowmobile

SUMMARY:

On the above date and time, Vermont State Police along with Derby Line Fire Department and EMS responded to the VAST trail between Nelson Hill Road and Derby Pond Road in the town of Derby for a single vehicle snowmobile crash. The operator and passenger of the snowmobile were taken to North Country Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

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Trooper Brian Connor

Vermont State Police

Troop A – Derby Barracks