Snowmobiler hurt in accident

CAROGA -An Albany County snowmobiler suffered internal injuries in an accident investigated by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at noon Saturday on West Caroga Lake.

Deputies said the crash occurred west of Caroga Lake Shore Road.

Vincent Genovese, 49, of 283 Travis Hill Road, Preston Hollow, suffered an internal back injury, deputies said. He was flown by medical helicopter from the area to the Albany Medical Center Hospital.

Deputies said the lake was plowed for races and Genovese didn’t see a snowbank while traveling along the lake. Deputies said his snowmobile struck a bank, ejecting him. The snowbank blended in with the riding surface, deputies said.