In Northwestern Massachusetts, a snowmobile accident in Adams killed one man and seriously injured another. The crash was reported at 12:19 Saturday morning and claimed the life of Michael J. Bresett, 42. Ryan Ziemalak was injured, but the 22-year-old’s condition was upgraded from serious to stable over the weekend.
State law requires snowmobile riders to wear an approved helmet. According to the Massachusetts Environmental Police, neither man was wearing head protection at the time of the snowmobile accident, which was Berkshire County’s second fatal snowmobile crash this year. The law also prohibits riders from “traveling on a public way,” which the pair were doing at the time of the crash.
Police do not know which man was driving the snowmobile, and the accident is under investigation.
Snowmobile victim failed to wear helmet, Berkshire Eagle, April 6, 2009
1 dead, 1 injured in Mass. snowmobile crash, Boston Herald, April 5, 2009
Contact a Massachusetts motor vehicle accident attorney if you or a family member has been injured on the road.