February 20, 2016 1:43 pm
Updated: February 22, 2016 7:53 am

Snowmobiler’s hand severed in crash near North Battleford

The hand of a 22-year-old snowmobiler was severed in a collision near North Battleford, Sask. on Friday night.

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A 22-year-old man had his hand severed off in a crash north of North Battleford, Sask. on Friday. Battlefords RCMP were called to a single snowmobile crash off Highway 378 shortly after 11 p.m. CT.

Initial investigation revealed that the snowmobile drove off a steep backslope at the edge of the highway road allowance. RCMP say one of the snowmobile operator’s hands was severed as a result of the collision.

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Paramedics were on the scene providing medical attention when officers arrived. STARS air ambulance transported the injured man to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.

He is a resident of North Battleford but his name has not been released.

RCMP say speed, poor visibility due to the dark and unmarked hazards were all contributing factors in the crash.

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