A Chatham man is in critical condition in a London hospital after his snowmobile collided with a minivan Wednesday night.
Chatham-Kent police report the accident occurred about 5:30 pm. When the 31-year-old man’s snowmobile slammed into the side of a van that was making a turn. The collision happened on Pain Court Line between Bear Line and Winter Line.
The snowmobiler suffered major injuries. He was transported to hospital in Chatham before being airlifted to London and is being treated for life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the van, a 45-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries.
Damage is estimated at $20,000.
Police are still investigating.
Meanwhile, the OPP say five snowmobilers have died already this year in collisions.