A 12-year-old boy is in serious condition at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee after he was thrown off of the snowmobile he was driving at 5:13 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, according to the Sturtevant Police Department.

Officers from the Sturtevant Police Department and rescue personnel from the South Shore Fire Department were called to the scene of the crash on a trail in the 3300 block of 98th St.

The boy, who was driving a 2006 Polaris snowmobile, was driving on a trail when it hit a run. Thrown from the snowmobile, the boy struck a tree. No other passengers were with him. The boy was wearing a helmet, according to a press release from the Sturtevant Police.

Rescue workers stabilized the boy and took him to the Sturtevant Municipal Building so that he could be taken by Flight For Life to Froedtert. His name is not being released until his family can be notified. The crash remains under investigation.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.