Snowmobile Runs Into Snowcoach At Yellowstone National Park, Minor Injuries Reported
Accidents, as they say, happen. And they happen even in Yellowstone National Park during the winter season when stringent guidelines are in place for snowmobilers and snowcoaches.
According to sketchy park reports, a snowcoach recently stopped on the side of the Grand Loop Road near Beryl Spring due to poor groomed snow conditions. While the driver was apparently assessing the conditions up ahead, a group of snowmobiles led by a commercial guide decided to pass the snowcoach.
"The guide went around and the second 'bile in line with a female driver and female passenger doubled up contacted the left rear tread of the coach," said park spokesman Dan Hottle. "The driver was only going around 10-15 mph, but the impact made the machine slide sideways. The driver was thrown off and landed in soft snow. She was wearing a helmet and complained of a headache.
"The passenger was also thrown and hit her leg on the rear tread of the coach. Both driver and passenger were transported to West Yellowstone as a precaution, but no significant injuries were reported," he said.