FARMINGTON — A woman was listed in fair condition Monday at a Portland hospital after she was seriously injured Friday night when the snowmobile she was riding collided with metal gates on the Whistle Stop Trail, according to a Maine Warden Service news release.

The gates are open for the snowmobile season at each crossing of the trail.

Debbie Bigos, 43, whose town of residence was not available, was ejected from the snowmobile when she hit the gates at the Red Schoolhouse Road crossing, Cpl. John MacDonald said in the release. 

Bigos was riding with a friend, Daniel Williams, 51, who did not witness the crash but searched for her. He located her several minutes later, covered in snow, he said.

Bigos, who was in critical condition, was taken by a NorthStar EMS ambulance to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, where she was transferred to a LifeFlight medical helicopter and flown to Maine Medical Center, he said.

The accident remains under investigation.

“Speed and alcohol appear to be contributing factors,” MacDonald said.

The 9:30 p.m crash occurred less than one-tenth of a mile from FMH.

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