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Author Topic: My best friend was hit by a snowmobile on Big Bay DeNoc Michigan today.  (Read 8557 times)

lipripper89

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One of my best friends, Parker Bambenek, was hit by a snowmobile today on Big Bay DeNoc, Michigan. The man on the snowmobile ran over one of his tip ups, so Parker got out of his shack and was yelling at the guy as he drove away, the snowmobile then turned around and Parker was waving his arms trying to get him to slow down or stop, but it hit him instead. He went flying and hit the ice with two broken legs, he is in an ambulance on his way to Marquette General (where I will be shortly) as I type this.

I was going to be fishing with Parker on LBDN tomorrow but now I will be heading to BBDN to talk to as many people as I can about this in an attempt to get some information on the man or the sled he was on. I am told he was on an orange sled and there were two people on it. I am asking any of you fellow fisherman who frequent either of the DeNocs to ask everyone you talk to out there about this and contact the state police and myself if you know anything at all.

We need to come together on this as a community and help the cops catch this guy or next time it could be you, me, or someone you love.

To the driver of the sled......I will be looking, and the cops better find you first....
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Sorry to hear about your friend, hopefully those on the sled are caught.

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Ok, this is a serious issue, makes all of us angry, amounts to an assault, we all want to see these slugs get caught but we can express our feelings minus the salty language, I've already had to remove/alter a couple of posts, don't want to do that, considering the seriousness of this issue, please Lipripper, keep us posted on your friend's condition, thanks guys.   Don
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I don't know what to say about this. 
It's unbelievable that some person would run over someone on purpose.   >:(
I hope that your friend recovers quickly and fully and that those responsible are locked up for a long time.
Attempted murder is a pretty serious crime in my book.

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Best wishes and a speedy recovery to your buddy. Hope they catch the person involved and throw away the key.


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Ok, this is a serious issue, amounts to an assault,
Not sure about the actual laws in Michigan but they would be extremely lucky to get off with an assault charge in Ontario.
Minimum would be assault causing bodily harm, or even up to attempted murder. Careless operation of a snowmobile would also be tacked on.

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Yeah, I would think it would be attempted vehicular homicide, or something along those lines. I hope he gets caught, but more important, I hope your buddy gets fixed up and healthy again.

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10:1 alcohol was involved!

It really sux that your friends fun trip was ruined so badly!

Not only do I hope they catch the guy and throw his worthless butt in jail, I also hope he is made to pay restution to your friend out of his own pocket and not just his insurance company.
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This is horrible.  I pray for a quick recovery for your friend!  Im certain he would be doing some time as this would be a felony for reckless driving, assault, fleeing the scene.  If they can prove alcohal was a factor on top of that, this guy could be looking upwards of 15 years depending on his record.

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I will say a prayer for your friend and that the person/persons get caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

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10:1 alcohol was involved!
You know this for sure? Any details?
         

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LipRip, hope your buddy heals fast and has no long term conditions to deal with over this. These characters need to be held responsible for this callus act of disregard for human life. They do not belong in society, hopefully they get state housing and free meals for a long long time, and soon! Hopefully someone is following their sled tracks and trying to get them NOW!


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I've asked that Parker be added to our churches prayer list. I hope he has a speedy recovery.
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to your friend !
 Lets hope the driver is caught and made an example of !
Ever state should have rules like we do , you cant operate a snowmobile any faster than it takes to maintain forward motion within 100 feet of an ice fisherman .
In this situation I'm pretty certain that law wouldn't have worked because this guy sounds like he was on a mission and planned what he did but at least it would be an additional charge once hes caught .

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Shame to hear that bead news.  Prayers out to your friend.  Kind of unbelievable that someone would intentionally run another person over with a snow machine.  I hope that person is found and brought to justice. 
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to your friend !
 Lets hope the driver is caught and made an example of !
Ever state should have rules like we do , you cant operate a snowmobile any faster than it takes to maintain forward motion within 100 feet of an ice fisherman .
In this situation I'm pretty certain that law wouldn't have worked because this guy sounds like he was on a mission and planned what he did but at least it would be an additional charge once hes caught .
Even with this law in NY we still have people fly by on sleds not all but enough.

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An excerpt from Michigan snowmobile regulations:

A Person Shall Not Operate a Snowmobile:

    While under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
    At a rate of speed greater than is reasonable for existing conditions.
    In a forest nursery, planting area or public lands posted or reasonably identifiable as an area or forest reproduction when growing stock may be damaged or any designated wild, wilderness or natural area in the state.
    On the frozen surface of public waters within 100 feet of a person, including a skater, not in or upon a snowmobile or within 100 feet of a fishing shanty or shelter except at the minimum speed required to maintain forward movement of the snowmobile, or on an area that has been cleared for ice skating, unless the area is necessary for gaining access to the public water.
    Within 100 feet of a dwelling between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. at a speed greater than the minimum required to maintain forward movement of the snowmobile.
    Upon the land of another without consent of the owner or their agent, as required by the recreational trespass act.
    In an area open to public hunting during the November 15-30 firearm deer season from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    While transporting a bow unless it is unstrung or encased, or a firearm unless it is unloaded and securely encased.
    ? On or across a cemetery or burial ground, airport, railroad or a railroad right-of-way, or within 100 feet of a sledding, skiing or skating area.
    To chase, pursue, worry or kill any wild bird or animal.
    In a public or private parking lot in a careless or negligent manner.

Accident Reporting

    The law requires that the operator of a snowmobile involved in an accident resulting in injury to, or death of, any person, or property damage in an estimated amount of $100 or more, must immediately notify a law enforcement agency within the county in which the accident occurred.


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An excerpt from Michigan snowmobile regulations:

A Person Shall Not Operate a Snowmobile:

    While under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
    At a rate of speed greater than is reasonable for existing conditions.
    In a forest nursery, planting area or public lands posted or reasonably identifiable as an area or forest reproduction when growing stock may be damaged or any designated wild, wilderness or natural area in the state.
    On the frozen surface of public waters within 100 feet of a person, including a skater, not in or upon a snowmobile or within 100 feet of a fishing shanty or shelter except at the minimum speed required to maintain forward movement of the snowmobile, or on an area that has been cleared for ice skating, unless the area is necessary for gaining access to the public water.
    Within 100 feet of a dwelling between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. at a speed greater than the minimum required to maintain forward movement of the snowmobile.
    Upon the land of another without consent of the owner or their agent, as required by the recreational trespass act.
    In an area open to public hunting during the November 15-30 firearm deer season from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    While transporting a bow unless it is unstrung or encased, or a firearm unless it is unloaded and securely encased.
    ? On or across a cemetery or burial ground, airport, railroad or a railroad right-of-way, or within 100 feet of a sledding, skiing or skating area.
    To chase, pursue, worry or kill any wild bird or animal.
    In a public or private parking lot in a careless or negligent manner.

Accident Reporting

    The law requires that the operator of a snowmobile involved in an accident resulting in injury to, or death of, any person, or property damage in an estimated amount of $100 or more, must immediately notify a law enforcement agency within the county in which the accident occurred.

and there lies the problem, lots of rules, the fine might be a hundred dollars, they keep making rules but the problem is enforcing them and actually penalizing someone when something happens. the laws mostly let you down, what happens in a case like this is almost always different than what you would expect

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An intentional act of running a person down like these guys did will, I hope and pray, result in a charge of attempted vehicular homicide or something very similar, however, being from another state I can only guess that there is such a charge in Michigan. I think the perps will be very unpleasantly surprised, particularly if the Michigan State Police are handling the case.  BTW, that law about a $100.00 minimum is for mandatory reporting, nothing to do with a fine resulting or levied from this victim's injuries. Oh yeah...orange snowmobile...someone out there knows who it belongs to...can't wait to see who these slugs are and what the charge is  ;)
         

 

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