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Snowmobiler In Critical Condition After Hitting Benzie Co Mini Mart

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A Florida woman is in critical condition after a Saturday afternoon snowmobile accident.

Benzie County Sheriff's Office arrived to the Mountain View Mini Mart in Weldon Township to find a snowmobile has crashed into the building.

Police say witnesses saw a 49-year-old St. Petersburg woman and her 8-year-old son attempting to make a u-turn in the Mini Mart parking lot. They say the snowmobile quickly accelerated and hit the building. 

The woman was airlifted to Munson Medical Center and is currently in critical condition. 

The 8-year-old boy was treated and released with minor injuries.

They were both wearing helmets. 

Investigators believe operator inexperience is a factor in the accident. 

The accident is still under investigation. 

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