Merrillville man injured in snowmobile crash

(File Photo)
(File Photo)

GRIFFITH, Ind. (AP) — A Merrillville man has been injured after his snowmobile struck a hard three-foot pile of snow.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the accident occurred about 6 p.m. Sunday in Griffith, about 25 miles southeast of Chicago.

Conservation Officer Shawn Brown says 39-year-old John Budack was riding a snowmobile on a local bicycle trail when the vehicle struck a hard mound of snow, knocking him off.

Budack was taken to a hospital in Munster and was being treated for a possible broken leg and broken wrists. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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