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Man suffers injuries in snowmobile accident outside Monroe

Man backed over leg of snowmobiler with studded track

TOWN OF MONROE, Wis. - A near crash between two snowmobiles outside Monroe Tuesday led to a man suffering leg injuries when he tried to get his sled out of a ditch, according to the Green County Sheriff's Department.

The incident happened on the Badger State Trail in the Town of Monroe just before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

According to the sheriff's department, Brian Budak, 27, of West Des Moines, Iowa was going south on the trail on his snowmobile when he drove off the trail to avoid running into another sled.

When he tried to get the snowmobile out of a ditch, Budak lifted up the rear of the sled as Shawn Budak of Monroe operated the throttle. However, the snowmobile, with studded track, backed over Brian Budak's leg.

Sheriff's officials said Budak was taken to Monroe Clinic for his injuries.

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