By Associated Press - Monday, February 15, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) - A Bend woman was taken by air ambulance to a hospital after she crashed her snowmobile in the Wanoga Snow Play Area.

The Bend Bulletin reports ( ) that 35-year-old Katie Polachek received moderate injuries after colliding with a tree just before noon on Sunday.

KTVZ reported Monday that Polachek was in fair condition at St. Charles Bend.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office says the crash was due to inexperience. Sunday was Polachek’s first outing on a snowmobile.

A search and rescue team reached the scene on snowmobiles. After evaluating Polachek’s injuries, the team called for an air ambulance. Heavy fog forced the helicopter to land on Century Drive, which was temporarily closed.

Polachek was taken by snowmobile to an ambulance before being driven down Century Drive to the air ambulance.


Information from: The Bulletin,

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