Teenage Skier Hit by Snowmobile
A 14-year-old boy was injured in the Reykjavík skiing area in Mt. Bláfjöll on Sunday when he was hit by a snowmobile. He suffered a broken leg and collarbone and injuries to his face. The boy was discharged from intensive care yesterday.
According to managing director of Mt. Bláfjöll, Magnús Árnason, the snowmobile, which was without a driver, had hit the boy from behind, Morgunbladid reports.
The snowmobile had been driven by a staff member of the skiing area who had been breaking ice off a post at the top of the slope.
On his way down the mountain the snowmobile ran into a hollow and almost overturned, so the driver said he had no other choice but to jump off the vehicle to save himself.
The snowmobile then ran out of control down the slope. There were not many skiers in Mt. Bláfjöll at the time of the accident.