Plaintiff, a 15-year-old female, was a passenger on a snowmobile. The machine had no handgrips for passengers and had an old model tread, a wooden tread with metal cleats, instead of a rubber tread as on current models.


There was no protection covering the tread of the rear corners. Plaintiff fell off the machine, caught her leg in the tread, and sustained severe laceration which has left her with permanent cosmetic deformity and a limp.[50]

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