Durhamville father and son injured in Verona snowmobile accident this morning

Feb 9, 2011 Full story: The Post-Standard 31

A Durhamville father and son were injured this morning when their snowmobiles collided with a fallen tree on a snowmobile trail in New London, New York State police said.

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lawsuit

Clinton, MA

#1 Feb 10, 2011
Earlier that night another guy on a sled got taken out by that same tree.. heard it messed his arm all up and he had to be taken to university to have it fixed.. they told the police exactly where it was and the cops said they'd have it taken care of.. 6hrs later and the father n son hit it..
poof

Clinton, MA

#3 Feb 11, 2011
Yea but if the boys had told the cops and the cops said "we will have it taken care of" then in my eyes they are responsible. Why do we pay taxes for sherriffs to ride sleds? Aren't they there to protect and serve. They could have protected that father and son by making one simple phone call to have the trail closed off until it could be taken care of. giving DWIs to people on sleds is very important and necessary but there are other aspects to the job beyond that.
WTF

Utica, NY

#4 Feb 11, 2011
The Rome police,and local sherifs are all lazy.They would rather drive threw parking lots and sit down the road from pubs.They want their pensions though.Lazy slugs
Really

Worcester, MA

#5 Feb 11, 2011
WTF wrote:
The Rome police,and local sherifs are all lazy.They would rather drive threw parking lots and sit down the road from pubs.They want their pensions though.Lazy slugs
Thugs that deal with you welfare,trash all day? Wonder if you can endure their training,NOT. Keep blaming,thats what felons do for their own poor choices in life.
loggers

Worcester, MA

#6 Feb 11, 2011
hot wet roman wrote:
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It's not a cops job. We can't drive our cars down the trail. Try calling the groomer or the association. Maybe even move it yourself. No let's call the cops who don't have access let alone the tools. Try blaming someone else.
I agree. They suppose to cut trees down too?These ppl are blamers,on here,blame,blame,lawsuit happy.Thats your noneducated society today. Looking for handouts.
I ride there

Clifton Springs, NY

#7 Feb 11, 2011
So sorry for the dad & son but the speed limit is 25 MPH through there. At that speed even in heavy snowfall there is plenty of time to stop should the be an obstruction. I welcome law enforcement on the trail system. I wish they'd concentrate more on enforcing speed limits and safety issues than simply setting up registration check points to make sure we've all paid our fees. I really hope these guys are OK and have learned a valuable lesson.

Since: Jan 11

Rome, NY

#8 Feb 11, 2011
Listen, there's no way the police are responsible for that. All they can do is recommend that obstructions be removed. They don't handle actually doing it.
@ I ride there- very good points. I agree 100%! It does seem that they're only around to make sure everyone's paid.
poof

Clinton, MA

#9 Feb 11, 2011
I'm not saying that I expect them to go down and remove the tree themselves. But, they could have made a simple phone call. They sit on the trails anyways to check registrations and hand out dwis, they could have at least blocked off the trail until it was removed. Even put up a barrior, anything that could have warned the father and son. My point is clear, the cops knew there was a hazard on that trail and did nothing to prevent more injuries from it. PROTECT and serve is their job.
hello

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Feb 11, 2011
it is the cops job to report, its parks and recreation that has to remove the tree, i think its clear that the parks dept. isn't doing their job if there was two accidents within 7 hours, if they were over the speed limit it didn't help but if the tree wasn't there then this whole thing could have been avoided, maybe instead of bothering people about violations they should be taking care of the trail and move faster removing problems...
hey dumbass

Red Lion, PA

#11 Feb 12, 2011
The trails are privately owned land. Its not up to any department to fix. The only thing cops cam do is notify the landowner. Imagine that the owner might have a job and hasn't had time to read your whining on Topix. This is why my land will stay posted, because people push blame for accidents. I feel bad for those injured but don't push blame.
Definitely

New York, NY

#12 Feb 12, 2011
Sounds like a good lawsuit claim if you ask me.
watchout

Ontario, NY

#13 Feb 12, 2011
I think trees are evil and want to kill mankind. Remember when the trees killed Sonny Bono?
heh stupid

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Feb 12, 2011
hate to inform you stupid but the erie canal trail is state run not privatly owned so it is the states job to take care of the trees a private trail club maintains the trail and its not about blame its comman sense.. your private land is a different matter..
Dumb sledder

Rome, NY

#15 Feb 12, 2011
I think it's time that all us private landowners shut off access to snowmobilers. because when mother nature takes a tree down it becomes my fault...and you wanna sue......i say stop riding on my property then.
Definitely

New York, NY

#16 Feb 12, 2011
Everyone gets sued. Private post your property and it will decrease your chances for problems.
Snowmobiler

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Feb 9, 2012
That trail is a State trail. The Sheriff's did notify the State Park that is responsible for the trail AND the club at 3:30 am. The Park's employees work from 7:30 am to 5 pm. The 2nd accident happened at 7 am, the first at midnight. There were "several hundred sled tracks riding around the partially falen tree", according to the Sheriff's Deputies that were there and saw it. Yes, speed limit is 25 mph. Lawsuit due to one's own negligence and speeding?? LOL Some always looking for the easy way out, eh? These 2 people had just gotten speeding tickets on that same trail a week earlier.
please

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Feb 9, 2012
Snowmobiler wrote:
That trail is a State trail. The Sheriff's did notify the State Park that is responsible for the trail AND the club at 3:30 am. The Park's employees work from 7:30 am to 5 pm. The 2nd accident happened at 7 am, the first at midnight. There were "several hundred sled tracks riding around the partially falen tree", according to the Sheriff's Deputies that were there and saw it. Yes, speed limit is 25 mph. Lawsuit due to one's own negligence and speeding?? LOL Some always looking for the easy way out, eh? These 2 people had just gotten speeding tickets on that same trail a week earlier.
you are so full of crap, and bring this up after all this time? you don't even know these people get a life
Snowmobiler

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Feb 22, 2012
please wrote:
<quoted text>
you are so full of crap, and bring this up after all this time? you don't even know these people get a life
Really? And you know me?? lol And you admit to knowing them? lol People like these 2 clowns are what has ruined our Country... suing others when it was their own fault and their responsibility to know that snowmobiling has a risk factor involved. The speed limit is 25 MPH!!!! End of story!

"after all this time..."??? I was scouring through the BS here and came across this big piece of crap story and had to interject! lol
jerkoff

Brooklyn, NY

#21 Feb 22, 2012
Snowmobiler wrote:
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Really? And you know me?? lol And you admit to knowing them? lol People like these 2 clowns are what has ruined our Country... suing others when it was their own fault and their responsibility to know that snowmobiling has a risk factor involved. The speed limit is 25 MPH!!!! End of story!
"after all this time..."??? I was scouring through the BS here and came across this big piece of crap story and had to interject! lol
hate to tell you dip but i do know them both well and they didnt sue anyone get a life you have to much time on your hands! lol maybe you need a job i dont think anyone is hiring know it alls tho so you might have a problem loser lmao
jon

Upton, MA

#22 Feb 22, 2012
Snowmobiler wrote:
<quoted text>Really? And you know me?? lol And you admit to knowing them? lol People like these 2 clowns are what has ruined our Country... suing others when it was their own fault and their responsibility to know that snowmobiling has a risk factor involved. The speed limit is 25 MPH!!!! End of story!

"after all this time..."??? I was scouring through the BS here and came across this big piece of crap story and had to interject! lol
Dude ur a fuckin retard seriously. The speed limit is 25. I can walk 25. Thats like saying someone is stupid for going 60 in a 55 but everyone does it. Just shut the fuck up. I know the ppl who crashed. I went to school with the son. Lives 3 houses down from me. Ppl were riding around the tree so they were just following the tracks. No one reported a tree being down or anything they just drove around it. The trail they were on ppl rip down bcz it's wide open. I rip down it and dont think twice of a tree being down bcz it's just wide open. Don't sit here and judge like a retard like ur all pro rider. U suck at riding that's why u go 25 cuz your a bitch. Shit happens. Sometimes minor sometimes major can't help it. Get over yourself bcz an accident happened

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