5-year-old boy and man injured in snowmobile crash west of Hailey

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A 5-year-old boy and a 35-year-old man were injured in a snowmobile accident Sunday west of Hailey.

The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office issued a news release Monday morning saying the 5-year-old was riding in front of a man on the snowmobile when the child accidentally grabbed onto and “fully depressed the throttle launching the snowmobile airborne.” The snowmobile left the north side of the road and impacted the snowbank on the south side of the road. Both passengers were ejected from the snowmobile.

The accident occurred before 5 p.m. Sunday along Croy Creek Road.

Jesus Gilberto Munoz Jimenez, 35 of Bellevue, was taken by ground ambulance to St. Luke’s Wood River Valley and was treated and released with minor injuries. The child taken to the area hospital before being flown to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

The sheriff’s office said neither rider wore a helmet and did not release further condition updates or injuries.

First responders are at the scene of a snowmobile crash in the Croy Creek area of Hailey.

Details are very minimal at this time. The incident was reported just before 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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