SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is looking at a pair of cases that involve the state’s possible liability in two crashes involving snowmobiles.
The issue is whether a snowmobile and a utility vehicle can be considered motor vehicles under a Michigan law.
If so, governmental immunity might not apply to lawsuits against the Department of Natural Resources.
A woman and her father were injured in Antrim County when they had to swerve to avoid DNR officers going the wrong way on a snowmobile.
In another case, a man was severely injured in Chippewa County when a DNR ranger in a Gator utility vehicle crossed a trail and struck his snowmobile.