$SUBT_ON$Snowmobile operator injured in accident$SUBT_OFF$
Posted on Jan. 4, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
A man injured in a snowmobile accident was listed in stable condition Saturday, Jan. 4, two days after the incident.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said in a statement Saturday that Keith Hochstetler, 31, of Milford sustained serious internal injuries in an accident at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The accident occurred on private property in Kosciusko County when Hochstetler struck a snowbank while going around 50 mph and was ejected from the snowmobile.
Hochstetler was subsequently airlifted to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne for treatment, where he remained as of Saturday.
The DNR advised snowmobile operators to wear protective gear and helmets.