Woman’s leg crushed by snow-removal vehicle in Mammoth Lakes | SierraSun.com

Woman’s leg crushed by snow-removal vehicle in Mammoth Lakes

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) ” A snowboarder from Ireland was hospitalized after her leg was crushed by a snow-removal vehicle as she walked on a town street.

The woman, whose name was not released, remained hospitalized Tuesday at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev., police Sgt. Paul Dostie said.

She had been in serious condition during the weekend, he said, but there was no immediate word on her condition Tuesday.

The 22-year-old woman was walking on the shoulder of a road on Thursday when a snow loader merged right to allow room for an approaching car and its front bucket full of snow struck the woman, according to a police statement.

She fell to the ground and “the front right wheel of the loader ran over her left leg, crushing it,” the statement said.

The loader operator said he did not see the woman until he saw a snowboard “flying into the air,” the statement said.

Mammoth Lakes is a major ski resort town in the eastern Sierra Nevada, about 325 miles north of Los Angeles.

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