An Ilion man escaped major injuries following a snowmobile accident in the Town of Bridgewater.

According to Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol, deputies responded to the scene of a snowmobile accident in the area of Mapledale Road on Sunday evening.

Justin Seggert was operating his snowmobile on Trail C7J when he struck a snow covered rock. Upon impact Seggert was ejected from the sled. Excessive speed was not a factor in the crash, and because he was wearing an approved helmet he avoided serious head injuries.

Seggert was transported to a local hospital for evaluation of an upper arm injury. He was however ticketed for an unregistered snowmobile.

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