14-year-old injured in snowmobile crash on West Plain Rd.

Based on the preliminary investigation, the female was traveling at a moderate rate of speed when she failed to negotiate a corner, causing her to strike the tree head on.

Great Barrington — On Sunday, February 01, 2015 at 11:24 a.m., the Great Barrington Police Department  received a 911 call reporting a snowmobile crash on West Plain Road.

Officers from GBPD along with the Southern Berkshire Ambulance Squad responded and located a 14-year-old female who had crashed her snowmobile into a tree. Based on the preliminary investigation, the female was traveling at a moderate rate of speed when she failed to negotiate a corner, causing her to strike the tree head on. Due to the mechanism of injury and her age, Southern Berkshire Paramedics requested Lifestar helicopter from Hartford, Conn., to transport her to Baystate Medical Center.

At this time the snowmobile operator’s identity is being withheld due to her age. The crash remains under investigation by Officers Sam Stolzar and Ryan Storti of the GBPD and Officer Shampang of the Massachusetts Environmental Police.