Florida woman in critical condition after snowmobile crash
A woman from Saint Petersburg, Florida is in critical condition after a snowmobile crash in Benzie County.
According to the Benzie County Sheriff, the crash happened around 12:45 on Saturday afternoon at the Mountain View Mini Mart on Cadillac Hwy in Weldon Township.
The Sheriff's Department reports the 49-year-old woman and her 8-year-old son were attempting to make a u-turn in the parking lot when she accelerated quickly and hit the building.
The woman was taken to Munson Medical Center and is listed in critical condition.
Her son was treated for minor injuries at the scene and was released.
Both the woman and her son were wearing helmets. Alcohol is not considered to be a factor in the crash.
Investigators believe "operator inexperience" contributed to the crash, which is still under investigation.