Snowmobiler airlifted after vehicle collision

Haliburton Highlands OPP is investigating a collision between a vehicle and snowmobile which led to a person being airlifted to hospital.

In a March 7 press release, OPP said a snowmobile travelling northbound on trail B10 on Gelert Road near Lochlin Road collided with a motor vehicle entering a private drive. The collision occurred shortly before 2 p.m.

“The driver of the snowmobile was transported to a local hospital and then transported by Air Ambulance to a Toronto hospital,” the press release said.

The injuries are reported to be non-life threatening at the time of the release.

OPP, EMS and firefighters all responded to the call. Gelert Road was temporarily closed after the collision but re-opened at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Anyone with information on the collision is asked to contact Haliburton Highlands OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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Joseph Quigley is a staff writer with The Highlander. Joseph is always digging hard for news stories and covers all the latest happenings in the County of Haliburton. He believes in the importance of local news, finding more to every story and listening to marginalized voices. When he’s not working on news, Joseph finds himself getting all-too engaged in social media and cheering on his favourite Toronto Maple Leafs.