ATV Accident Results in Seriously injured Children

EASTGATE, April 20, 2013 - An afternoon pleasure ride for four (4) teen age girls and one (1) teen age boy on an ATV equipped with a front and back seat turned into a “roll over” accident that resulted in severe lower extremity injuries to two of the occupants while the other three escaped without serious injuries.

Deputies Gordon Bean and William Candelari responded to the 4;pm call on CR 624 and CR 6242 where preliminary investigation indicated the teens were traveling on CR 624 and upon making a turn onto CR 6242, at what apparently was an unsafe speed, rolled the ATV resulting in the injuries.

Deputy Bean reported that one 13 year old girl, who was reported to be the driver, had a severe lower left leg injury while a second girl had a severe left foot injury. Liberty County EMS arrived on the scene and rendered immediate medical assistance while Life Flight landed at the crash site and airlifted both injured teens to Herman Hospital, Their immediate medical condition is not known.

The Department of Public Safety is conducting the crash scene investigation and at present no charges have been filed but, perhaps, are pending depending upon the results of the investigation.

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