Man Died After Being Hit By Tree While Riding Snowmobile In Louisville
LOUISVILLE, NEW YORK (December 27, 2022) – A 31-year-old man has tragically died in a Louisville snowmobile accident while riding on a snowmobile trail by Wallace Road.
Louisville police officials are saying that the accident took place around 3:12 a.m. on Thursday. A man was riding a snowmobile when he was hit by a falling tree.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. The man was taken to the Massena Memorial Hospital with major injuries.
Sadly, he later died at the hospital. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Louisville Snowmobile Accidents
Thousands of people are seriously injured every year in accidents involving falling trees. In fact, nearly 100 people are killed every year in the U.S. after being hit by falling trees. While these accidents may seem like freak occurrences, they are often highly predictable. There are a number of signs which can indicate that a tree is likely to fall over.
- A tree may have an unusual amount of dead or falling branches.
- A tree may have missing bark or deep marks.
- A tree may have fungus on the roots.
- A tree may have raised soil near the base.
A property owner could be liable for an accident involving a falling tree. Property owners have an obligation to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. When a property owner is aware of a tree in a dangerous condition on their property, they may need to remove that tree. The family of any person that is killed in an accident involving a falling tree may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim.
Investigating A New York Snowmobile Accident
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