Published DateBELMONT – A Northbrook Road man sustained minor injuries yesterday after the snow machine he was riding struck railroad ties that were hidden by snow.
Police responded yesterday afternoon to a report of a snow machine rider who had been ejected from his machine while riding along the railroad tracks near the Mosquito Bridge.
Police said Steven Marchand of Northbrook Road was alone when he struck a collection of wooded rail ties that had been laying along side the tracks but were not visible through the snow.
Lt. Richard Mann said investigating officer determined Marchand had been traveling about 25-30 miles per hour when he was ejected over the handle bars.
Marchand was wearing a helmet and told police that he had a minor eye injury. He refused medical service.
Mann said the owner recovered the snow machine, which was damaged in the incident.
Mann also said that the rail road has placed a number of replacement ties along the rails.
Belmont Police turned the investigation over to the Department of Fish and Game.