4 sled pileup with groomer near Kalkaska

Discussion in 'Snowmobiling' started by Classic8Track, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. Luv2hunteup

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    It’s been a dangerous sledding year. Lots of deaths have been reported in the NLP and UP.
     

  2. Lumberman

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    I think the sledding community needs to rope in the amount of idiots riding these things.

    People are starting to really complain. Making them super loud on purpose and driving like complete fools is going to lead to regulation.

    Even the avid sled heads I was with this weekend were complaining.
     
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  3. jiggerjarvi

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    13 year old girl, sad, I’d be crushed if it were my daughter.
     
  4. Liver and Onions

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    Lets be careful out there.
     
  6. swampbuck

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    There was actually 2 accidents that weekend, 7 in one crash, 4 in another.
     
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  7. Classic8Track

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    7 in Grayling trail system?
     
  8. MossyHorns

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    Based on what I read, people initially posted that the groomer accident involved 7 sleds. That story later changed to just 4 sleds. As far as I know, there was only 1 accident near Grayling.
     
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  9. Far Beyond Driven

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    Millions of hunters, only 1-2 fatalities a year.

    Not very many sleds out there, 10-20 fatalities a year.
     
  10. MossyHorns

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    Michigan sold about 600,000 hunting licenses last year vs the states +/- 185,000 registered snowmobiles. There are a lot more sleds around than you think, plus all of the people from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, etc... that come to the UP to ride. Also, there are a lot of people who rent them as well.
     
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  11. Far Beyond Driven

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    I think a more accurate measure would be the ~ 130k trail permits sold. Not all fatalities happen on the trails though. Most people around me just trespass and ride in farmer's fields.
     
  12. Liver and Onions

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    This young lady was finally able to come home Wednesday, 7-29-2020. About 6 months after accident.

    L & O
     
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