Boy hurt when car hits snowmobile in eastern Iowa

Published On: Dec 31 2012 08:59:44 AM CST
BERTRAM, Iowa (AP) -

A 12-year-old Cedar Rapids boy has been hospitalized after his snowmobile was hit by a car west of Bertram in eastern Iowa.

Linn County Sheriff's Office says the car went out of control Sunday evening on Iowa Highway 13 and went into a ditch that contained a snowmobile trail. Deputies say the car struck Will Mefferd and his snowmobile.

Cedar Rapids television station KGAN says the boy was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids and then moved to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City for treatment of nonlife-threatening injuries.

No injuries to anyone in the car have been reported.

The accident is being investigated.