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Out of Control Snowmobile at Sunshine Village!

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Security camera footage shared widely on social media shows someone holding onto a snowmobile as it takes off at a high rate of speed before crashing into the loading station of the Angel Express chairlift at Sunshine Village. One person taken to hospital, looking at the footage it's lucky nobody was killed! Shocked
https://www.rmoutlook.com/article/sunshine-snowmobile-incident-sends-one-to-hospital-20190409
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Wow. That could have been really bad.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
And the report is really weird, it makes it sound like just some random member of the public. Which it can't be surely?
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gryphea wrote:
And the report is really weird, it makes it sound like just some random member of the public. Which it can't be surely?


Very easily, people do stupid things. Grabbing a snowmobile that has been left idling is not beyond a teenagers disrespect for personal safety. If you think it works like a motorbike (twist throttle) and jump on, the tighter you hold the faster it goes!
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I'd be interested in the soundtrack of the conversation with the boarder in black who takes off his board and runs across to have a chat!!
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Sunshine doesn't have the best record for safety with an attitude set from the top. Grandad Ralph died in a heli skiing avy and when the estate tried to sue the operator he was found 75% (contributory negligence) responsible for his own death. Then grandson Tyler got all the top ski patrollers fired after they'd stopped him skiing a closed area (never heard how that case was settled) and the Scurfields went all cease & desist on TGR.

Latest is Parks Canada have imposed some terms on them that they've been bitching about a lot.
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Sunshine doesn't have the best record for safety with an attitude set from the top. Grandad Ralph died in a heli skiing avy and when the estate tried to sue the operator he was found 75% (contributory negligence) responsible for his own death. Then grandson Tyler got all the top ski patrollers fired after they'd stopped him skiing a closed area (never heard how that case was settled) and the Scurfields went all cease & desist on TGR.

Latest is Parks Canada have imposed some terms on them that they've been bitching about a lot.
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Dave of the Marmottes wrote:
Then grandson Tyler got all the top ski patrollers fired after they'd stopped him skiing a closed area (never heard how that case was settled) and the Scurfields went all cease & desist on TGR.


Yes I was interested in the outcome of that case, but from doing some internet searching it looks like the case hasn't yet come to court! If that's true then the wheels of Canadian Justice move even slower than those of the UK. rolling eyes
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@Idris, or someone that was getting a lift and tried getting on before the driver
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I thought sleds all had those lanyard things, so you can't "leave it running" if you're not on it, and if you fall off it'll stop.

Dave of the Marmottes wrote:
Sunshine doesn't have the best record for safety ... Grandad Ralph ... grandson Tyler ..

Yeah, I note that the PR person is also a Scurfield also.
Someone definitely screwed up big time with this. I have some mates who work there, I guess I'll get the dirt on it eventually.
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@philwig, I think the killswitch relies on the operator actually clipping it on
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Although not wanting to diminish the seriousness of this incident I'm not sure you can use the death of a former owner 30+yr ago, somewhere else as an example of the resort having a poor safety record
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philwig wrote:
I thought sleds all had those lanyard things, so you can't "leave it running" if you're not on it, and if you fall off it'll stop.



That would be jetskis, not snowmobiles. Yes you could fit one, but I've never seen one.
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
@Idris, ...they do exist...useful when solo a long way out and you don’t want the damn thing running away from you

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Polaris-Predator-Tether-Switch-2874379-OEM/1411818834?iid=202018340117&chn=ps&ul_ref=https%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F710-134428-41853-0%252F2%253Fmpre%253Dhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.ebay.co.uk%25252Fp%25252FPolaris-Predator-Tether-Switch-2874379-OEM%25252F1411818834%25253Fiid%25253D202018340117%252526chn%25253Dps%2526itemid%253D202018340117%2526targetid%253D568475997564%2526device%253Dm%2526adtype%253Dpla%2526googleloc%253D1006598%2526poi%253D%2526campaignid%253D1669190390%2526adgroupid%253D67214013040%2526rlsatarget%253Dpla-568475997564%2526abcId%253D578896%2526merchantid%253D9457834%2526gclid%253DEAIaIQobChMI0tKs0vbN4QIVLLHtCh09dQSuEAQYASABEgJ8cvD_BwE%2526srcrot%253D710-134428-41853-0%2526rvr_id%253D1933262300150%2526rvr_ts%253D186da86816a0ac1e0e15c28cffadae4b
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
@Idris, ...they do exist...useful when solo a long way out and you don’t want the damn thing running away from you

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Polaris-Predator-Tether-Switch-2874379-OEM/1411818834?iid=202018340117&chn=ps&ul_ref=https%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F710-134428-41853-0%252F2%253Fmpre%253Dhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.ebay.co.uk%25252Fp%25252FPolaris-Predator-Tether-Switch-2874379-OEM%25252F1411818834%25253Fiid%25253D202018340117%252526chn%25253Dps%2526itemid%253D202018340117%2526targetid%253D568475997564%2526device%253Dm%2526adtype%253Dpla%2526googleloc%253D1006598%2526poi%253D%2526campaignid%253D1669190390%2526adgroupid%253D67214013040%2526rlsatarget%253Dpla-568475997564%2526abcId%253D578896%2526merchantid%253D9457834%2526gclid%253DEAIaIQobChMI0tKs0vbN4QIVLLHtCh09dQSuEAQYASABEgJ8cvD_BwE%2526srcrot%253D710-134428-41853-0%2526rvr_id%253D1933262300150%2526rvr_ts%253D186da86816a0ac1e0e15c28cffadae4b
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They were fitted to the skidoos of the British Antarctic Survey when I had access to them in the mid 90s Cool
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Was speaking to my step daughter at the weekend, she is working in Banff. She said that she had heard it was a lady of about 70 who was getting picked up by the snowmobile. The lady asked the driver to get off as she found it too difficult to get on the back with the driver in place on the front, then she accidentally took off as she was getting on.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Sounds like an ex-driver if that’s accurate - leaving it running and in gear with the cutout disconnected from the driver would be gross misconduct anywhere, but dumping the passenger and having a runaway 500lb motorised vehicle injure a guest just adds another layer of icing to the cake.
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dode wrote:
Was speaking to my step daughter at the weekend, she is working in Banff. She said that she had heard it was a lady of about 70 who was getting picked up by the snowmobile. The lady asked the driver to get off as she found it too difficult to get on the back with the driver in place on the front, then she accidentally took off as she was getting on.



Lol.
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