2 injured in snowmobile crash
Published 4:17 pm Wednesday, February 3, 2016
GLENVILLE — Two Iowa men were injured Wednesday afternoon in a snowmobile crash northeast of Glenville.
Two snowmobiles driven by Adam Joseph Sieren, 35, of West Des Moines and Michael Allen Firkins, 34, of Des Moines were traveling south through a ditch between 150th and 160th streets on 810th Avenue, approximately a mile northeast of Glenville, when they crashed into a ravine they didn’t see, according to Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Keith Bolinger. The ravine was approximately 10 feet below the road surface.
According to Sheriff Kurt Freitag, it appeared the two were not ejected from their snowmobiles.
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Sieren and Firkins were reportedly not familiar with the area.
Sieren and Firkins were transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea by Gold Cross Ambulance.
Sieren reportedly suffered a broken leg, and Firkins reportedly sustained injuries deemed not life-threatening.
Bolinger said weather was not a factor in the crash.
Both snowmobiles were towed and reportedly sustained substantial damage.