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Authorities Report Two Snowmobile Accidents Last Week

Oneida County authorities say a snowmobiler escaped serious injuries in a collision with a car.  The crash happened in the Town of Pelican, southeast of Rhinelander, about 1:20 Sunday afternoon.  

Lieutenant Terri Hook says the snowmobiler failed to stop at a stop sign and was hit at low impact by a homeowner backing out of the driveway.  

The snowmobiler was cited for failing to stop.  The rider’s name wasn’t released.
The person had injuries which were not life-threatening and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

And authorities have released information about another snowmobile crash that happened last week.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office says Wednesday night the driver of a snowmobile Jessie Wiesendanger was found lying in the middle of a snowmobile trail, with his snowmobile in the trees. 

He was transported to Howard Young Hospital and later to St. Joseph’s for treatment of injuries. 

It appears alcohol was a factor in the crash, and Wiesendanger will be cited for operating while intoxicated. 

The call was reported at about 11 pm Wednesday night.  

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