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Goshen man breaks ribs in snowmobile accident

A Goshen man broke his ribs and sustained other internal injuries after a snowmobile accident in Goshen over the weekend.

Posted on Jan. 20, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Jan. 20, 2014 at 7:37 a.m.

GOSHEN — A Goshen man is in fair condition after he fractured his ribs and sustained other internal injuries in a snowmobile accident that occurred in Goshen on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 19.

Travis Eppert, 41, was driving a snowmobile with a passenger behind him on Norfolk Southern Railroad property when he “drove his snowmobile into a snowbank with enough speed to cause the snowmobile to go airborne,” the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said in a press release. When the snowmobile landed, Eppert's chest slammed into the handlebars, breaking his ribs and causing other internal injuries.

Eppert drove home after the incident. His passenger, Stacey Callahan, 43, of Goshen, called 911. Memorial MedFlight flew

Eppert from his home to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, where he was treated in the intensive care unit for his injuries.

Indiana conservation officers are investigating the incident and working with Norfolk Southern Railroad.

The officers ask that drivers of snowmobiles and four-wheelers make sure they are operating the vehicles only on permitted property. Operating a snowmobile or four-wheeler on Norfolk Southern property is considered illegal trespassing.

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